Fennel contains a large amount of vitamin C, carotene, vitamins B, E, PP. A wide range of pharmacological activity of the fruits of fennel is provided mainly essential oilsAll parts of the Fennel plant are safe for use, and Hippocrates recommended fennel in his prescriptions. Fennel seed is known to be an excellent digestive. It is good for colic in babies, and stomach cramps of all ages. It normalizes appetite so therefore can support weight loss. It can treat flatulence, aids recovery from gout and is a cleanser of the liver, helpful for gentle detoxifying. It increases the flow of urine, is a natural diuretic and kidney tonic. For women, Fennel seed is helpful when breastfeeding, as it stimulates milk production. It is also good for promoting menstruation, and relieving discomfort of menopause. It also can cleanse the eyes when used as a douche. It tastes good so therefore can be invaluable when blending herbs for tea.