A recent conversation with a friend reminded me of the often-overlooked health benefits of fennel, an herb which is most commonly found in Mediterranean and Italian recipes. Many use fennel seeds in cooking, but the entire plant including the bulb root, leaves and seeds can be used. For many years people have used fennel to ease digestion and to treat the symptoms of constipation, diarrhea and even colic in babies (although be careful with babies because too much of the chemicals found in fennel can be harmful to the little ones!) According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, there is evidence that fennel may help reduce cholesterol and could also reduce inflammation and may help prevent colon cancer. Check out the quick-reference graphic below and then click on the links below it for more great information on this super herb.
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