Middle East, Southern Europe.
Spicy and sweet, similar to anise.
Expectorant, antispasmodic in cases of abdominal pain, carminative, prevents bloating, gastric stimulant.
Its flavor is sweet, spicy and bitter. Suitable for the three Dosas.
Digestive General benefits. The leaves, if fresh, are used for dill. Since fennel has such a strong flavor, it must be dosed with caution. Goes with salads, cottage cheese, potatoes and especially fish.