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Fennel common

Fennel common Definition The common fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is native to the Mediterranean area, there are subspecies: fennel piperitum (pepper or donkey fennel), a wild fennel and the garden fennel. The latter is cultivated all over Europe. The latter also has three varieties: bitter fennel,...

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One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.