Fennel, Sweet (Foeniculum vulgare) Essential Oil

Fennel, Sweet (Foeniculum vulgare) Essential Oil

Fennel
Quick Facts
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Viscosity: Thin
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant parts: Seeds
Countries: Asia, Europe, India, Argentina
Scent: Spicy, licorice, anise, sweet, peppery, earthy
Odor Intensity: Strong
Blending Note: Top, Middle
Fragrance family: Green, herbal
Blends Well with: Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Rosemary, Frankincense, Sandalwood
Chemical family: Ethers

Summary of Benefits and Cautions

physical uses and benefits
Properties: Antispasmodic, antiseptic, diuretic, carminative, expectorant, galactagogue, stimulant, tonic, aperitif, anti-inflammatory, depurative, emmenagogue, laxative, stomachic, vermifuge, antiemetic
Physical Uses: Supports liver function, assists lymphatic system (detoxifies), water retention, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, low milk production, regulates menstrual cycle, estrogenic, menstrual cramps, asthma, bronchitis, colic, constipation, hiccups
Emotional uses and benefits
Emotional Uses: Increase energy and cheerfulness
Skin and hair
Skin and Hair Care: Encourages cell repair, improves appearance of wrinkles, oily complexions
safety
Safety: Don’t use if breastfeeding or pregnant or if you have estrogen related cancers. Use in moderation as may be narcotic in large doses. Avoid if you have epilepsy or endometriosis. Don’t use on children under 6.
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