(Foeniculum vulgare) Fennel is a biennial or perennial plant that is cultivated in the US, Europe and Asia. It is essential in meat recipes (sausages and curing) and sauces (especially tomato sauce) as well as breads. Fennel seed has been used in herbal formulations for years, both for adults and children. The seeds have also been used to flavor liquors.
Brew 1 tbsp of fresh crushed seeds in 1 cup of water at 212º - steep for 5 minutes.
Fennel Seed and Honey Toner
Recipe from Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox
2 Tbsp vodka
1 Tbsp fennel seeds
1 ½ tsp honey
2 Tbsp distilled water
Combine the vodka, fennel seeds and honey. Stir well and allow to sit for 3 days.
Filter the mixture into a clean container by pouring it through a funnel lined with a coffee filter. You may now use the toner full strength (apply to your skin with clean cotton balls), or add the distilled water to dilute the solution.
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