Fennel, also known as Foeniculum vulgare, is a perennial herb that belongs to the Apiaceae family and is native to the Mediterranean region. The seeds, bulbs, and leaves of the plant are used for medicinal purposes. Fennel has been traditionally used to help improve digestion, relieve gas, bloating and stomach cramps, it is also believed to have carminative properties. Fennel is also traditionally used to help reduce symptoms of respiratory issues such as asthma and bronchitis, and it is also believed to have expectorant properties. Fennel is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help to reduce pain and inflammation.