very good quality
'filler' seeds, not just fennel
Posted by 4842858112994748305 on Jan 14, 2014 | Verified Purchase
This is my first and only review and I feel compelled to save others the trouble of buying a product that is clearly more than just fennel seeds. There seem to be some other dried flowers/herbs/potpourri thing going on. It's fine if you are soaking in hot water to make a fennel tea but these are not the tasty after dinner minty seeds which can be eaten raw. Not what one thinks of when they think of fennel seeds. The first and only out of a hundred iherb products which I am disappointed by and thus my effort to write the review.
Great For Digestion
Posted by Reviewer1005691 on May 03, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I'm Italian. After big meals we always ate a Fennel Bulb to help with digestion. Italians even make cookies with this seed in it. In India, every restaurant serves either this plain fennel seed (about 1 teaspoon) to chew on, or a sugar coated variety. I love the flavor - and it freshens the breath also. But most of all, it helps eradicate indigestion. No meds, just a food item, a seed, for a natural remedy.
Posted by Reviewer1085743 on Jul 06, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Fennel is very powerful in a parasite cleanse. Drinking it as a tea will make the parasites drunk and cause them to let go of the intestinal wall. Then follow with about a 1-2 Table Spoons of diatomaceous earth in a 16 oz. glass of water at bed time. This will clean them out. Starwest Botanicals is a good company and this Fennel Seed in whole form keeps it fresh. Just grind it in a coffee mill and brew as a tea. Best thing it's organic to. I give it a five star.
very good quality
Posted by 5696753077411371470 on Oct 14, 2014 | Verified Purchase
for tea it's great but if you want to combine it in food (like cookies) you'll have to sift it carefully from little plant parts.
great to chew on for optimal digestion
Posted by emanuela on Mar 06, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I loved my first bag of Starwest Botanicals. It tasted a bit like licorice and helped with digestion. However, the last batch tastes like dry/rotten fennel-shaped and unappetising vegetable seeds. I hope this is just an off batch.
Posted by Reviewer2834180 on Mar 01, 2013 | Verified Purchase
This was my first purchase of Starwest Bontanicals Fennel Seeds. No way can they be chewed or used in cooking. They are dry/hard/rotten smelling/ unappetising and filled with some sort of debris. The good reviews must have received something I didn't. I am so disappointed in this purchase and will not buy again.
Not for everyone
Posted by 5763901356188490307 on Dec 11, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I have used fennel seeds for a decade for digestive purposes. I found this brnd on sale here so decided to try . But I regret it because they are real pungent so I can't consume it. I will try making tea otherwise for me it was a waste of money.
Posted by Reviewer1315766 on Jul 08, 2010 | Verified Purchase
on bulk organic fennel
Posted by Reviewer2144919 on May 03, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Is great for tea or extra herbs for curry.
I love fennel!
Posted by Reviewer1171705 on May 02, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Starwest Botanicals has first rate fennel seeds.