Fennel seeds are a circulatory tonic with estrogenic effects. They are also diuretic, expectorant, antioxidant, carminative, and anti-inflammatory. Common medicinal uses include: to relieve digestive issues and gas, to improve the absorption of nutrients, for sore throats and gum disorders, to fight urinary tract infections, to relieve chest congestion, and flush toxins. Often used in cooking as an aromatic, anise-flavoured spice. Fennel symbolises longevity, courage, and strength. In addition to its medicine, fennel has many beneficial nutrients, essential compounds, dietary fibre, minerals, and vitamins.