Fennel

Fennel is an aromatic herb that is used as a spice and has a sweet taste. It is an essential ingredient in the Mediterranean cuisine. It is native to the South European region but is consumed well in all of the European regions. Looking back in history, we can see that in ancient Greece, fennel was called marathon becuase it was found the area of Marathon. It was used for its therapeutic properties and was a symbol of success. In China, India and other countries, it was used as an antidote for snake and scorpion venom, where as the Romans The ancient Romans, who called this plant Foeniculum, originated in Latin and meaning “hay” probably in relevance to its fresh scent, chewed fennel as an appetite suppressant. Fennel is a strong antioxidant and skin detoxifier. This anti-bacterial ingredeint is excellent for youth or problem skin, prone to acne, and irritations. It purifies, heals and soothes skin. Fennel is believed to tone and firm skin, increasing elasticity and smoothness. It stimulates blood circulation and can be used against cellulite.