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General Information

Common Name: Fennel
Family: Umbelliferae
Chinese Name: Xiaohuixiang
Scientific Name: Foeniculum vulgare Mill
Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Foeniculi

Traditional Use and Dosage

Part Used: Ripe Fruit
Dosage: 2 to 5g
Flavor: Pungent
Energy: Warm

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.

Special Notes

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.

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