Botanical Name: Foeniculi Fructus

XIao Hui Xiang

XIao Hui Xiang

English: Fennel Seed

Category: Warms the Interior & Expel Cold

Taste: Acrid

Temperature: Warm

Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney, Spleen, Stomach

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with blazing fire from yin deficiency.

Actions & Indications:

  • Disperses cold, warms the Liver and Kidneys, and stops pain: used to warm and encourage movement in the Liver channel or the lower burner, as in cold bulging disorders, or any kind of lower abdominal pain due to cold.
  • Regulates qi and harmonizes the Stomach: for Stomach cold with such symptoms as abdominal pain, indigestion, reduced appetite, and vomiting.