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Fennel Essential Oil (Sweet)


Botanical Name: Foeniculum Vulgare

Plant Part: Seeds

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Country of Origin: Hungary

Size: 0.5 oz  Amber Bottle (Purchase includes a glass dropper)

Fennel oil has a herby, slightly spicy smell, much like aniseed and it is clear in viscosity. It grows up to 2 meters (6 feet) in height and is a biennial or perennial herb, with green feathery leaves and golden yellow flowers, that bees like. In Medieval times, it was known as 'Fenkle' and was a very popular herb with the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Romans, who believed it conveyed longevity, courage and strength. Sweet Fennel is native to Southern Europe, but is also now grown in parts of Northern Europe, Australia, and North America.

Therapeutic Properties:

The therapeutic properties of Fennel oil are aperitif, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, splenic, tonic and vermifuge.

Benefits of Fennel Oil:

Sweet Fennel oil acts as a lymphatic decongestant with a cleansing and stimulating action that tones the spleen, kidneys and liver, helping to detoxify in cases of arthritis, rheumatism, cellulite, oedema, drug and alcohol addiction. It helps relieve dizziness, fatigue, and exhaustion.

Common Uses:

  • Carminative – Eases indigestion and stomach pain.

  • Expectorant – Provides relief from mucus and phlegm that lead to congestion of the nasal tract, pharynx, bronchi, and lungs.

  • Emmenagogue – Relieves painful dysmenorrhea and helps prevent untimely or premature menopause in women.

  • Galactagogue – Increases production of breastmilk in lactating mothers.

  • Diuretic – Removes excess water, sodium, uric acid, bile salts, and other toxic elements.

Blends Well With:

Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cypress, Dill, Fir, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Orange, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang

IMPORTANT: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.