This hardy perennial sex herb combinations grows in parts of Europe, the Mediterranean, and India. Fennel produces heads of yellow flowers on tall stems with feathery leaves.
The basics of fennel
Fennel has a rich and long history, including its use during medieval times, along with other choose and use herbs, to guard against evil forces, including witchcraft. The ancient Romans also used fennel for its aromatic fruits and succulent, edible shoots. Fennel also can satisfy hunger and once was used in medieval Europe by poorer people to stave off hunger pains.
Today fennel is used to increase the libido in both men and women. Fennel has been shown to increase the libido in animals studies using both male and female rats. Like anise, fennel contains an estrogen-like substance (estragole) and may thereby increasing your sexual desire and drive in women. It was considered for use in the 1930s as a source of synthetic estrogen.
In men, fennel may interfere with testosterone, relieving bladder and prostate relieving male menopause prostate problems and impotence, thereby making sex more enjoyable. Fennel also moderates orgasm , allowing men to enjoy sex longer.
The seeds (fruits), leaves, and roots of fennel are used.
Fennel contains the following substances:
Estragole, an estrogen-like substance found in the essential oil
Camphene cymene, camphor-like solvent found in the essential oil and resin
Limonene, a lemon-colored substance found in the essential oil
The minerals calcium and sulfur
Oleic, petroselinic, and stigmasterol fatty acids
Pinene, a substance similar to turpentine
Vitamin A and C
Other chemicals, including dipentene, fenchone, phellandrene, and 7 hydroxycoumarins
Dosing instructions and availability
You can find fennel seed and fresh fennel in most supermarkets. Other forms are usually what is used to increase sexual desire.
Fresh fennel can be steamed and served as a vegetable. For fennel seed, keep your daily usage down to 1 teaspoon per day or less. For tincture or extract, a common recommendation is to use ½ to 1 teaspoon up to 3 times per day. For seed capsules, use 2-3 455 mg capsules 3 times a day. For other forms of fennel, consult the product label.
Using fennel as a food and fennel seeds is generally considered safe. However, do not use fennel during pregnancy – there is a chance it could cause a miscarriage. Fennel may be toxic if used in extremely large doses (1-5ml), causing nausea, vomiting, and other problems. It may also controlling health conditions that affect sex liver function, so should not be used medicinally by anyone with liver problems.
Other uses of fennel include the following:
Relief of abdominal pain, gas, and flatulence
Relief of symptoms after chemotherapy or radiation treatments
Flea and other insect repellent
Relief of chronic coughs
Promotes milk production in nursing mothers