Native to the Mediterranean, fennel has been long used for everything from strengthening eyesight, regulating hormones to improving digestion. It has been reported to be antimicrobial as well as antiviral, which may help in fighting off pathogens when you are feeling sick. Fennel has also been used as a sleep aid as it was a main ingredient in many ancient remedies for insomnia. Its flavor profile can be described as warm and sweet, very similar to that of aniseed and licorice.
Origin: China | We recommend referring to a healthcare practitioner before using herbs and spices, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.