Other Names: Raziyaneç, Raziyane, Sweet anise, Foeniculum vulgare, Fennel, Fenouil vulgaire
Botanical Information: It is a generally biennial plant from the Parsley family. The trunk rises vertically, bifurcates quite frequently, and may be 1-2 meters tall. Its leaves are thin thread-like, the leaves in the middle and the upper leaves are stemless and are seated. Its flowers are quite small, golden yellow, and form a cluster of umbrellas. Its fruits consist of two equal parts, sometimes adjacent and sometimes single. Its roots are spindle-shaped, aromatic, and have long and lateral roots approximately as thick as a finger.
Places where it is grown: The plant grows wild in the Northeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, and it is possible to grow it in almost every region of Turkey. Sweet Fennel grown in Turkey is also one of the highest quality species in the world.
Collection and Storage: For all these purposes, the seeds that ripen and split in the autumn of the second year of the plant are collected, their shells are cleaned with a comb and dried lightly in the shade. When preparing tea, these seeds are slightly crushed.
Known Composition: The seeds of the plant contain sticky plant liquid, sugar, starch, tannin, fixed and volatile oils. Its essential oils give the seeds an anise scent, and in some countries, the seeds are used in small amounts instead of anise to add flavor to salads and dishes.
It is appetizing.
It is soothing in stomach and intestinal diseases.
It helps digestion.
Stomach and intestinal gas is removed.
It increases milk in breastfeeding mothers.
It has a relaxing effect on bronchitis and cough attacks.
How to Use: Pour 1 glass of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of seeds and infuse these seeds for 10 minutes. For the conditions listed above, drink a glass of this tea three times a day.
WARNING: Excessive dosage should not be used.