Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare

Family: Umbelliferae

Height: 1.5m

Sweet fennel is a valuable food herb for rabbits and guinea pigs.

Fennel is available in many supermarkets and makes an excellent vegetable to feed to lactating does and sows as it increases milk production.

Constituents: Volatile oil, flavanoids, coumarin.

Actions: Stimulates and soothes the stomach, relieves wind, galactagogue.