Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare)
The age-old (around herb-nerds, anyway) question of Fennel: Friend or Foe can be pretty firmly determined by your feelings on licorice, since these plants share many common constituents within the carrot family. Your tastebuds will let you in on this familial secret, too: that aniseed is their similarly-flavored sister. Friends of feathery fennel will flip over its far-out flavor in a fountain of different forms of food and fodder.
Do we sound like we’re beating around the berry bush? Wonder why we’re talking plant-personalities instead of what’s good for your aching back? We have to speak in riddles to comply with FDA guidelines. So open another browser – or even a BOOK! – to research physiological usage. We’ll be right here waiting with whatever herbal products you need!