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(Foeniculum vulgare) For centuries, fennel fruits have been used as traditional herbal medicine in Europe and China. For the treatment of infants suffering from dyspeptic disorders, fennel tea may be a remedy of first choice. Its administration as a carminative is practiced in infant care in private homes and in maternity clinics, where it is appreciated for its mild flavor and good tolerance.
There is promising evidence from clinical trials that suggests that oral fennel may be useful for infantile colic, ACE inhibitor-induced cough, and dysmenorrhea. Its topical use has been studied for ultraviolet light skin damage protection and hirsutism. Although its use for infantile colic seems to be promising, additional research is needed before further conclusions may be drawn.