CONTRAINDICATIONS: Excess use of fennel seed can overstimulate the nervous system. Avoid therapeutic dosages during pregnancy.
HOW TO MEASURE OUR TINCTURES:
Suggested doses are given in drops. However, for easy dosing, you may want to use the guidelines below:
Droppers: If a dropper were immersed in a tincture bottle and the bulb squeezed twice, the number of drops in the pipette for most given tinctures will be approximately 30 drops.
Note: These are only averages. More viscous (thicker) tinctures will produce fewer, and bigger, drops.
Teaspoons: There are approximately 120 drops in 1 teaspoon (approximately 4 droppersful).
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Foeniculum officinale, F. vulgare
Umbelliferae (Parsley Family)
The genus name Foeniculum and common name fennel derive from the Latin foenum, "hay," in reference to the finely divided leaves of the plant.
Range of Appearance
Fennel, native to the Middle East and Mediterranean, is a perennial that can grow from 5 to 6 feet in height. The plant has a bluish green hue and grows in colonies in waste places, on roadsides, along fence lines, and in vacant lots. It has clustered basal leaves and alternate stem leaves. Both the basal and stem leaves are pinnate, look fernlike, and are compounded three or four times. The yellow flowers grow in flat-topped umbels. Fennel prefers full sun and low to moderate amounts of water, and it does best in well-worked, well-drained soil.