Fennel is one of several herbs used to give food and candies a licorice flavor, along with star anise and anise seed. Fennel has been used for centuries to address digestive issues like flatulence and bloating, but it is also amazing for soothing a colicky baby. Fennel is high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6--all which support heart health--plus it contains no cholesterol.
Several phytochemicals in fennel give it anti inflammatory properties that may make it useful for helping arthritis and joint pain, reducing inflammation in the intestinal tract and adrenal glands which boosts the metabolism, as well as breaking up inflammation in the lungs from mucous.
Many people enjoy eating a teaspoon of raw fennel seed daily to ease the stomach; you can even chew the seeds for bad breath or a dry mouth. If eating straight fennel isn’t appealing, it is found in our DigesTea, ArthriTea, and Mama2B WellTeaing blends, not to mention our tasty Pastille black tea House Blend with notes of rose and vanilla--it’s like candy!