Fennel capsules


The action of fennel is on the digestive and respiratory systems, it supports the kidneys and bladder and the hormone-related functions of the body. Fennel relieves indigestion, flatulence and spastic colon. It relieves sore throats and irritating coughs. It has an anti-inflammatory action on kidneys and bladder to help reduce cystitis and can lessen gout flare-ups. Fennel improves lactation, eases menstrual-related symptoms and some menopausal discomfort.

500mg, 60 capsules.

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Flora Force Fennel Capsules Package Insert

Scheduling status: C0

Proprietary name (and dosage form): Flora Force Fennel 500mg Capsules

Composition: Each capsule contains Foeniculum vulgare powder 500mg.

Pharmacological classification: Category D: Western Herbal Medicine

Pharmacological action: 11.2 Gastro-intestinal, Anti-spasmodic

Indications: Herbal medicine which assists in the treatment of abdominal pain, spastic colon, relieving flatulence, acidity and gastro-intestinal spasms.

Assists in promoting the function of the kidneys, liver and spleen. Assists in soothing of the respiratory mucosa. Improves lactation

Contra-indications: Do not use Fennel Capsules if you have been diagnosed with oestrogen dependent cancer.

Avoid use in pregnancy because of possible emmenagogue effect.

Fennel can affect oestrogen levels in body. Woman on contraceptive treatment should be aware of possible interaction. Discuss with practitioner.

Warnings: Possible photo-dermatitis with sun exposure.

Drug Interaction:

Fennel has mild oestrogenic effect and may interact with:

Contraceptive pill whether as contraceptive or other hormonal dependant conditions;

Tamoxifen and other anti-oestrogenic treatments for oestrogen dependant tumours.

Pregnancy and Lactation: Not to be used during pregnancy. Safe during breastfeeding and can improve lactation.

Dosage and directions for use: Take one to two capsules twice daily, or as prescribed.

Should abdominal pain and cramps not improve within 24 hours, gastro-intestinal spasms within 4 days and acidity within 4 weeks, please consult a practitioner.

Before taking this medicine for spastic colon, please ensure that a practitioner has diagnosed the condition. Should the spastic colon not improve within 4 weeks, please consult your practitioner.

Side-effects and special precautions: Possible photo-dermatitis with sun exposure.

Known symptoms of over-dosage and particulars of its treatment: None known

Identification: Clear size 0 all vegetable capsule containing green herbal powder.

Presentation: 60 Capsules packed into 125ml amber glass bottle with dark green screw cap and safety seal insert 500 Capsules packed into 109x117mm securitainer with tamper evident seal

Storage instructions: Store below 25ºC. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Registration number: To be allocated

Applicant: Flora Force Health Products (Pty) Ltd, PO Box 426, Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town

Date of publication: 05/05/2015.