The Greek name for fennel is marathon Fennel is a perennial, pleasant-smelling herb with yellow flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean, but is now found throughout the world. Dried fennel seeds are often used in cooking as an anise-flavored spice .
Cloves are used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine,and western herbalism and dentistry where the essential oil is used as an painkiller for dental emergencies. Cloves are used as a carminative, to increase hydrochloric acid in the stomach and to improve peristalsis. Cloves are also said to be a natural anthelmintic.
Fennel’s dried ripe seeds and oil are used to make medicine. Fennel is used for various digestive problems including heartburn, intestinal gas,bloating,loss of appetite, and colic in infants. It is also used for upper respiratory tract infections, coughs, bronchitis,cholera.Fennel powder is used as a poultice for snakebites.
For 100g of spice
· Carbohydrates 2%
· Dietary Fibre 12%
· Protein 2%
The history of fennel goes back to ancient times as it was easily accessible throughout the Mediterranean Basin. Roman warriors are said to have consumed fennel to make them strong. It was also thought to have the power to help people keep thin. Its Greek name marathon, which means "grow thin",reflects the belief in its ability to suppress appetite.