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October 28, 2020

Science > Fennel

Fennel

Common Name

Fennel

Scientific Name

Foeniculum vulgare Mil.

History

Fennel consumption dates back to the ancient times, being used in the Mediterranean region since then. Roman fighters used fennel to increase their power. This plant has been used to control weight gain. Its Greek name “marathon” meaning “staying slim” expresses people's belief about the effect of fennel on appetite decrement. The Marathon Plain means the Fennel Plain. After the war, the Greeks have used woolen stems of the fennel as a sign of victory.



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