Foeniculum vulgare Mill.is a biennial medicinal and aromatic plant belonging to the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferaceae).

Fennel is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks. Fennel seeds are found in the bulbs of fennel plant. It is a highly aromatic and flavourful herb with culinary and medicinal uses.

Fennel seeds are high in the antioxidant group known as flavonoids, phenolic compounds; alkaloid; tannin; saponins; and essential oil. Studies have found that flavonoid are effective combatant of free radical damage to cell in the body, a known cause of many different types of cancer. Flavonoids can also help reduce oxidative stress to the cardiovascular system and protect from neurological disease. Some report claim that chewing fennel seed may help to reduce the symptoms of asthma, clear sinuses and stabilize breathing.

Phytochemindo’s Fennest® is manufactured from selected, high quality raw materials fresh from its source resulting in standardized extracts from our GMP certified extraction plant.

Fennel has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers. This suggested use is due to the presence of phytoestrogens present in fennel which promote growth of breast tissue.

Other uses:

  • Irritable bowel
  • Increase urine flow
  • Improves digestive system
  • Improves milk flow
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Appetite suppressant
  • Asthma
  • Heartburn
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Respiratory congestion
  • Coughs
The key active substance of Fennest® are :
  • Flavonoids
  • Phenolic compounds
  • Alkaloid
  • Tannin
  • Saponins
  • Essential oil
  • Pharmaceutical -- Fennel has been used as insect repellent, as well as an herbal remedy for poisoning, GI conditions, to treat bronchitis and decongestant prescriptions. It has also been used as a stimulant to promote lactation and help relieve menstruation pains.
  • Food --Fennel has been used as a flavoring agent for savory formulations, sauces, liqueurs, confectionery,cookies, cheeses, pickles and beverages.
  • Cosmetic -- Shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, hair treatment (hair color protection), body lotion, facial moisturizer, face treatment (anti-aging, photo-protection, purifying, antiseptic), makeup foundation.