Fennel is used for various digestive problems including heartburn, intestinal gas, bloating, loss of appetite, and colic in infants.
It is also used for upper respiratory tract infections, coughs, bronchitis, cholera, backache, bedwetting, and visual problems.
Some women use fennel for increasing the flow of breast milk, promoting menstruation, easing the birthing process, and increasing sex drive.
Fennel powder is used as a poultice for snakebites.
In foods and beverages, fennel oil is used as a flavoring agent.
Stomach upset and indigestion.
Mild spasms of the stomach and intestines.
Intestinal gas (flatulence).
Upper respiratory tract infection.