Fennel Sweet Essential Oil

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Fennel seeds have been eaten over the centuries to maintain a healthy metabolism. Fennel is warming, circulatory and has a sweet, aniseedy aroma.

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Description

Fennel Sweet | Latin Name: Foeniculum Vulgare | Family: Apiaceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Herbs, Seeds

This Essential Oil is a pale yellow liquid with a sweet aniseed aroma – hints of pepper and spice.

Fennel Sweet is a pretty herb that grows up to 2 metres high with feathery leaves and golden flowers, the essential oil is distilled from the light brown seeds. There are two different varieties sweet and bitter. Bitter is native to the Mediterranean region which grows in numerous locations such as, France, Spain, Portugal and North Africa. Sweet native to Malta, having been introduced by Monks, it is mainly grown in France, Italy and Greece.

Blends

Blends well with Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Rosemary, Black Pepper, Ginger and Sandalwood.

Fennel Sweet is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Fennel is analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, decongestant, digestive and diuretic.  It is also hormone-like (oestrogen-like), laxative and a respiratory tonic.  This very versatile essential oil is mostly used for aches and pains, gout, urinary tract infections, athlete’s foot and candida.  It is of great importance to women being used for cellulite, weight loss, breast engorgement, lack of milk in breastfeeding mothers, scanty menstruation, PMS and ovary problems.  It also treats constipation, flatulence and indigestion.  As a respiratory tonic, fennel is used for instances of rapid breathing.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

A very popular plant with the ancient Chinese who used it to cure snake bite, The Egyptians and Romans recognised it for its stomatic and anti-toxic properties. Ancient Greeks used it to help them lose weight.  Also used for digestive and menstrual problems.  It was found to be especially beneficial for the gall-bladder.

Safety Data & MSDS

Fennel should be well diluted for use on children and avoided in pregnancy, epilepsy and during alcoholism.  It must always be used within the recommended doses suggested in this course.  There is also a bitter fennel oil that should never be used in aromatherapy.

Ketones (trace – 22%)

Fennel Sweet MSDS
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