Sweet Fennel Essential Oil
• Foeniculum vulgare dulce steam distilled from the seeds.
Aroma: Fennel Sweet has a spicy, sweet scent, similar to that of black licorice.
History: Fennel comes from the Latin word 'foenum' which means 'hay'. A herb of ancient repute, believed to encourage longevity, courage and strength. The Romans valued it for its digestive properties and the Greeks believed it to be a slimming herb.
Colour: Clear to pale yellow
Common Uses: Fennel Sweet is credited with being an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, stimulant, splenic, stomachic, and as a vermifuge. It is also believed to be invigorating, restoring, stimulating, and warming.
Bruises, cellulites, flatulence, gums, halitosis, mouth, nausea, obesity, toxin build-up, water retention.I use fennel essential oil in a carrier oil to balance hormones and to bring in breast milk.
Constituents: Anethole, Myrcene, Cineole, Eugenol, Methyl Chavicol, Thymol, Limonene, Phellandrene, Alpha Terpene, Pinene, Fenchone, Geraniol
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Cautions: May cause skin irritation. Dilute well before use. Avoid use in sun and if pregnant because it acts on the reproductive hormones.