THanks Des and Lil,
Well, I can't say for sure how it did....but it didn't get any worse after the bloating started up......so that's a good thing. I was also a little afraid to use too much fennel, so I only used half of a tablespoon. Next time I'll try more. Plus.....the fennel I have is pretty old, so I probably should buy some new stuff.
It would be great to find herbal solutions! I'll keep you posted.