Fennel: An Effective Treatment For Colic

By Darin Ingels, ND

Parents who give their infant a preparation of fennel seed oil at the onset of irritability and inconsolable crying may be able to reduce the intensity of the colic, according to a study in Alternative Therapies (2003;9:58–61). This is the first study to show fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is an effective treatment for this difficult-to-treat condition.

Infantile colic is a frequent reason for visits to the emergency room or doctor’s office.

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