What are some medicinal uses for fennel seed?


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As of 2015, there is no clinical evidence of fennel seed's medicinal efficacy, states Drugs.com. Some people may use fennel as a remedy for snakebites, poisonous mushrooms and herbs. They also use fennel for treating bronchitis, backaches, coughs, stomach conditions and upper respiratory tract infections, reports WebMD.

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Fennel may help relieve stomach conditions, such as bloating, gas, heartburn and colic in infants, states WebMD. Fennel is safe when consumed in food due to the small amounts; however, when taken in medicinal amounts, there is not enough evidence to know if it is safe. Fennel interacts with contraceptive drugs. Side effects of fennel include sun poisoning and skin reactions, according to Drugs.com.

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