Fennel ( 小茴香 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Xiao Hui Xiang or Hui Xiang
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Spleen, Stomach, Liver, Kidneys
This herb is used in formulas that stimulate and warm digestive organs to aid digestive function (TCM: reduces stagnation); and to treat symptoms such as sensation of hernia or pain in testicles (TCM: cold in Liver and Middle Burner).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Regulates Qi and alleviates pain; warms Middle Burner and pacifies Stomach.
Common Formulas Used In
Tang Gui and Indigo.
Cautions in Use
Use carefully where there is Yin deficiency with heat signs.