AILMENTS HISTORICALLY USED FOR
-Loss of appetite
Available in our Slim and Digestive blends
HISTORY OF USE
Fennel history dates back to Pliny (AD 23-79), the Roman author of The Naturalis Historie. He believed that serpents ate and rubbed against fennel because it was able to improve their eyesight after shedding their skins. Following that observation, Pliny believed fennel was so powerful that he used the aromatic herb to treat 22 different ailments. When steeped into a tea it was believed that fennel was also a treatment for losing weight. The Greeks called it Marathron which is derived from a word meaning to grow thin.
MYTHS & LEGENDS
Fennel is one of nine Anglo-Saxon herbs known for secret powers. In ancient days, a bunch of fennel hung over a cottage door on Midsummer’s Eve was said to prevent the effects of witchcraft. Today, if witches are not a problem, try nibbling on the herb’s seeds, as Roman women did centuries ago, to help depress the appetite. Women in Roman times believed fennel prevented obesity.