Fennel ( 小茴香 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Foeniculi Vulgaris

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Xiao Hui Xiang or Hui Xiang

Common English Name

Fennel Fruit

Part of Plant Used






Meridians Entered

Spleen, Stomach, Liver, Kidneys

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Use carefully where there is Yin deficiency with heat signs.

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