Fennel is a perennial herb with yellow flowers and a flavor similar to licorice. Fennel is a main ingredient in liquors such as Absinthe and toothpaste. It’s also used to add flavor to many different food products.
Fennel has been cultivated for its culinary and medicinal benefits for centuries, and modern science has begun corroborating some of the traditional claims. Fennel has been found to have the following properties:
Hepatoprotective activity (preventing liver disease)
Antispasmodic activity (muscle relaxation)