Fennel seed | Foeniculum vulgare | Organic


Fennel seeds are a popular flavouring herb with a distinct sweet-aniseed flavour. It is primarily used as a herbal remedy for gastrointestinal spasms, releasing trapped gas, and helping with gastrointestinal movement and regular bowel movements. Therefore fennel tea is used for any kind of indigestion, flatulence, intestinal cramps or colic.

Fennel tea is also well used to help promote milk flow in nursing mothers as well as passing the gastrointestinal effect to the baby through the milk. This makes it a useful tea for nursing mothers with babies with colic.

Fennel has ostrogenic properties so caution should be used in people with a family or medical history of breast, ovarian or uterine cancers if using on a regular basis.  However it is useful in particular for post-menopausal women.

The volatile oil is also antimicrobial towards Listeria monocytogenes, Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella typhimurium, Staphlococcus aureus, Giardia lamblia, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus haemolyticus, Candida albicans, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Asperigellus niger and also toxic to house dust mites. (1)

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.

  1. Fisher, C, 2009
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Additional information


Dried Fennel seeds


Volatile oil – trans-antheole, fenchone, methyl chavicol (aka estragole), limonene, phellandrene, pinene, Phenolic acids – chlorogenic acid, Coumarins – bergapten, psoralen, Flavonoids – rutin, quercetin, kaempferol, Sterols – trans-resveritrol


Carminative, Anti-inflammatory, Galactagogue, Antimicrobial


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Fennel seeds and oil should be avoided in those with a medical history of oestrogenic cancers. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or tryng to concieve please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

Native to the Europe and Mediterranean. Dried herb harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand.