Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Apiaceae
Genus : Foeniculum
Species : vulgare Mill.
Common Name
English Name : Fennel
Hindi Name : Saunp
Manipuri Name : Pakhon
Other Details
Habit : Aromatic delicate herb
Parts Use : Seed, Leaf, Shoot
Preparation : Seeds powdered for consumption. Seeds boiled for tea. Leafy shoot crushed for juice and diluted with water and boiled for soup. Leaf/shoot edible.
Mode of use : Decoction & Local Application
Ingredients : The plant yields an essential oil. Fennel oil consists of trans-anthole, fenchone, limonene, methyl chavicol, a-pinene, a-phellandrene, myrecene and cisocimene.
Ailment Treated : Leafy shoot decoction is used as ear and eye-drops. Consumption of seed powder promotes urine flow, expels flatulence and griping pains from the stomach and bowels. Seed tea regulates menstrual problems.
Source : Cultivated in the plain areas.