Latin Name

Foeniculum vulgare

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Fruit and Root
(फल, मूल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Vata and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It acts as an appetizer, digestive and relieves flatulence. It is commonly used drug in dysentery where it helps in elimination of sticky stools, decreases spasmodic pains and improves digestion. It is used along with strong purgative agents to minimize the spasms. It acts as cough expectorant. It is effective in relieving nausea and excessive thirst.

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