Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is an aromatic flowering plant that originated in the Mediterranean. This licorice-flavored handy perennial features leak, sturdy stems, feathery leaves, and yellow flowers; it can reach eight feet in height. The plants beneficial volatile oils are responsible for its digestive, carminative, antiflatulent, and antioxidant properties. It has been used to relieve colic, treat ulcers and anemia, promote milk flow in nursing mothers, and expel wind. It is effective in treating high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Its seeds provide dietary fibers, and its flavonoid antioxidant battle free radicals. It contains vitamin A, B complex, C, and D, as well as copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.