Fennel

Fennel in a pile, an ingredient used in Extremely Alive tonics.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a perennial herb with an aromatic odour and sweet taste that’s been used for millennia as a culinary spice and traditional medicine. Fennel seeds contain terpenes, polyphenols and flavonoids such as quercetin with multiple therapeutic properties including antioxidant, gastro-protective, anti-spasmodic, anti-emetic, diuretic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-microbial and estrogenic activity. Fennel seeds aid digestion and possess estrogenic effects that increase milk secretion, reduce menstrual pain and increase libido. Fennel’s has antimicrobial activity against bacterial, fungal and viruses and fennel is a good source of shikimic acid, which may neutralize spike protein damage and counteract blood clot formation.

References

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Badgujar SB, Patel VV, Bandivdekar AH. Foeniculum vulgare Mill: a review of its botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology, contemporary application, and toxicology. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:842674.

Rawat, G., Tripathi, P. & Saxena, R.K. Expanding horizons of shikimic acid. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 97, 4277–4287 (2013).

What Extremely Alive Tonics Contain Fennel?