Recommended use:. 2 tsp per cup of boiling water. Let brew for 5-10 minutes and strain before serving. Drink 1-3 cups per day.
The fennel plant is related to dill and parsley, and its leaves look like those of dill. The most intense flavour comes from fennel seeds which have a mild, slightly sweet taste that resembles liquorice or aniseed. Whole fennel seeds may be used for tea.
Fennel is available as whole dried seeds and ground into powder.
Fennel is native to Western Asia and the Mediterranean area where it has been used for millenia.