Hardy perennial of the southernmost areas from 1 to 2 m of which one uses the leaves roots and fruits.
Fennel is effective against gout, renal calculi, supports menstruations.
Also : Anorexia, aerophagia, nauseas, dyspepsia, breast feeding, obesity, cough, influenza, impotence, frigidity.
In external use : Migraine, affections of the eyes.
Decoction : 30 g for one liter of water.
Infusion : 20 g for one liter of water ; 3 cups a day.
In one liter of red or white wine let macerate 60 g of seed during 15 days, shake form time to time, add 50 g of sugar and filter.