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I have heard that Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is very effective herb in fighting digestive disorders. I would like to know more about this herb and short description of the species if anyone knows. Thank you in advance.

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Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a member of the parsley family. It is a plant with yellowish flowers that grows up to 8 feet tall and large herb radiates a sweet, warm licorice odor. While fennel is native to southern Europe, commercial fennel usually comes from Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Egypt, or China. Each part of the fennel plant is edible: seeds, leaves, stalks, and the bulb. Fennel doubles as a vegetable and a spice and can be diced into soups and salads, or used for savoring stews and stir-fry vegetables. The feathery leaves can also be used to flavor vegetable dishes. Fennel is effective in fighting digestive disorders but it has really multiple uses. The seeds can be used in bread, entrees, apple pie, vegetable dishes, and tomato-based sauces and A tea can also be made from fennel seeds. The tea can be prepared by simmering two to three teaspoons of crushed seeds in a cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes and rich in the minerals potassium and calcium.
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