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Fennel: natural ingredient of Wonderup

History and facts about Fennel

Fennel: natural ingredient of WonderupFennel is best known for his property galactogogue, for this purpose was used in 800 in France as it was also widely used at the medical school of Salerno, from not forget his food use and flavoring component.

In addition to flavor meat and foods with fennel prepares an excellent liquor, carminative and diuretic. The fruits of fennel crushed together with green clay are used to prepare a toothpaste that freshens breath and strengthens the gums.

The ancient Romans greatly appreciated the fennel, and ate it for the good flavor that for the traditional belief that it was useful in controlling obesity. Even the name for fennel greek originating derived from the word “maraino” which means weight loss.
This belief resisted until the time of the herbalist Culpepper that wrote on fennel: “all parts of the plants are widely used in broths and potions to make people lean that are too fat”. There may be some foundation to this belief, since the seeds are known as a mild appetite suppressant. The Puritans chewed the seeds during periods of fasting for religious ritual and resist hunger.

Fennel was considered one of the nine sacred herbs to treat diseases in the Middle Ages. He also believed that would take away the evil spirits, reason for which was stuck in the locks and hung on doors, especially on the eve of Assumption.

Charlemagne was a great admirer of the healing properties of fennel, which even today is used as a remedy for colic, as a refreshing breath and as a digestive. In 812 declared that fennel was essential in every imperial garden.

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