The powder of the seed of Fennel drunk for certain days together fasting preserveth the eye-sight....

The green leaves of Fennel eaten, or the seed drunk made into a Ptisan, do fill womens breasts with milk.

The decoction of Fennel drunk easeth the pains of the kidneys, causeth one to avoid the stone, and provoketh urine.

The roots are as effectual, and not only good for the intents aforesaid, but against the dropsy also, being boiled in wine and drunken.

Fennel seed drunk assuageth the pain of the stomach, and wambling of the same, or desire to vomit, and breaketh wind.

The herb, seed, and root of Fennel are very good for the lungs, the liver, and the kidneys, for it openeth the obstructions or stoppings of the same, and comforteth the inward parts.

Gerard, p. 1032.

Wamble:  intr. To be qualmish, feel nausea. Oxford English Dictionary

Ptisan: A palatable decoction of nourishing and slightly medicinal quality; originally a drink made of barley, barley-water (simple or with admixture of other ingredients); now often applied more widely. Oxford English Dictionary

Blackwell, Herbarium Blackwellianum emendatum, Pl.288. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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