Fennel fruit (Xiaohuixiang)
Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Foeniculi
Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Common Name: Fennel fruit
Source of Earliest Record: Xinxiu Bencao
Part Used: The fruit is gathered in late summer or early autumn and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent and warm
Meridians: Liver, kidney, spleen and stomach
1. To dispel cold and stop pain.
2. To regulate qi and harmonize the stomach.
1. Cold stagnation in the liver meridian manifested as hernia. Fennel fruit (Xiaohuixiang) is used with Cinnamon bark (Rougui) and Lindera root (Wuyao) in the formula Nuangan Jian.
2. Cold in the stomach manifested as vomiting and epigastric distension and pain. Fennel fruit (Xiaohuixiang) is used with Dried ginger (Ganjiang) and Costus root (Muxiang).
Dosage: 3-8 g