botanical name: 
Foeniculum vulgare
alternative names: 
Sweet Fennel, Wild fennel

Fennel is warm, sweet and dry, relaxing and restoring, astringing and stimulating. Added to my creams it helps to clear inflammation, bruising and sprains, and to repair skin blemishes such as freckles and liver spots. Fennel tea made with crushed fresh seeds is wonderful for soothing eye inflammations such as conjunctivitis.