Sweet Fennel Fruits
Sweet Fennel Fruits (Foeniculum Vulgare)
60 x 450mg in additive free vegetarian capsules.
- Additive free.
- Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
HABITAT AND CULTIVATION
Fennel is an aniseed-flavoured perennial herb indigenous to Europe and cultivated in India, China and Egypt. It contains volatile oils, flavonoids including rutin and quercetin, as well as coumarins, phytosterols, fixed oils and sugars. Both fennel seeds and bulbs are commonly used in cooking in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia.
Fennel seed has a long traditional use by herbalists in the treatment of indigestion and colic as well as menstrual and menopausal symptoms. It is primarily used in the treatment of mild complaints such as flatulence and colic in children, and indigestion, bloating and heartburn in adults. It helps to stimulate the appetite and to soothe the digestion, and has been shown to be effective against Candida. It is also used to treat upper respiratory catarrh and has a calming effect on bronchitis and coughs. Fennel may be taken as a tea, particularly when treating children, but is also available in convenient capsule form.
The phytosterol component of fennel has long shown it to be a useful herb for the treatment of premenstrual symptoms such as cramping, bloating, irritability and other symptoms due in part to fluctuating levels of oestrogen. It can help induce menstruation in amenorrhoea, and is also a well-known means of promoting the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers.
A recent clinical trial undertaken by researchers in Iran has demonstrated that Fennel is also a safe and effective treatment for many distressing menopausal symptoms. During menopause, women are often offered Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that HRT is not without risk with a slight increase in the incidence of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer.
This new trial revealed a significant reduction in the severity of symptoms such as mood swings, vaginal dryness, joint pain, sleep problems, anxiety, depression and hot flushes in those women prescribed Fennel capsules compared with the group given a placebo, and the participants reported no adverse effects.
PARTS USED: Fruits
NB: The above information is for guidance only, and is not intended to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified practitioner.
- No colours or flavours
- No binders, fillers, glidants or coatings
- No emulsifiers, plasticisers, disintegrants, slow release agents or lubricants
- No synthetic ingredients
- Pure-fil products contain 100% active ingredients
- Nothing genetically modified
- Pure-fil products are suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
- They are perfect choice for those suffering with allergies, food intolerances, need special dietary requirements or just don’t like to have unnecessary additive when they can have purity
Fatemeh Rahimikian, Roja Rahimi, Parvin Golzareh, Reza Bekhradi, Abbas Mehran. ‘Effect of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. (fennel) on menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women: a randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial’ Menopause, 2017;
Manzoor A Rather, Bilar A Dar, Shahnawaz N Sofi, Bilal A Bhat, Mushtaq A Qurishi ‘Foeniculum vulgare: a comprehensive review of its traditional use, phytochemistry, pharmacology and safety’, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Nov 2016; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2012.04.011