Fennel, aka Foeniculum Vulgare, is a popular culinary herb and vegetable throughout European history. A member of the Apiaceae family, Fennel hosts umbels of sweet-smelling golden flowers that ripen into a fruit known as fennel seed. Fennel seeds gently support healthy functioning of the digestive system and are often served after meals as fennel tea. Fennel seeds are typically used by incorporating their aromatics and flavor in a host of culinary dishes. Fennel Seeds can also be used in herbal tea blends or for tincturing.