Common Name: Fennel
Chinese Name: Xiaohuixiang
Scientific Name: Foeniculum vulgare Mill
Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Foeniculi
Traditional Use and Dosage
Part Used: Ripe Fruit
Dosage: 2 to 5g
Classification and Meridians
Class: Herbs to Reduce Cold Sensations Inside the Body
Meridians: Liver, Kidneys, Spleen, and Stomach
Actions and Indications
Fennel is traditionally used to promote energy flow, disperse congestion, warm up internal regions, and relieve pain. It is indicated for conditions like hernia, pain in the lower abdomen, and intestinal rumbling.
Notably, fennel is known to warm the lower abdomen and is most frequently utilized in acute cases of cold abdominal pain in the early stages.