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Fennel

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a plant species in the genus Foeniculum (treated as the sole species in the genus by most botanists). It is a member of the blunden family Apiaceae (formerly the Umbelliferae). It is a hardy, perennial, umbelliferous herb, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is generally considered indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean, but has become widely naturalised elsewhere (particularly, it seems, areas colonised by the Romans) and may now be found growing wild in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on river-banks. Fennel is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Mouse Moth and the Anise Swallowtail. It is a highly aromatic and flavourful herb with culinary and medicinal uses, and is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Florence fennel or finocchio is a selection with a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable. The most fascinating phytonutrient compound in fennel, may be anethole - the primary component of its volatile oil - which has been shown to reduce inflammation and to help prevent the occurrence of cancer. Researchers have also proposed a biological mechanism that may explain these anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. This mechanism involves the shutting down of a intercellular signaling system called tumour necrosis factor (or TNF)-mediated signaling. By shutting down this signaling process, the anethole in fennel prevents activation of a potentially strong gene-altering and inflammation-triggering molecule called NF-kappaB. The volatile oil has also been shown to be able to protect the liver of experimental animals from toxic chemical injury.

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Fennel Seed 0.5kg Fennel Seed 0.5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
18750
4.99
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Fennel Seed 1kg Fennel Seed 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01620
4.45
0.00
Fennel Seed 0.5kg Fennel Seed 0.5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01621
2.74
0.00
Ground Fennel 25kg Ground Fennel 25kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
79837
49.40
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