Fennel Essential Oil (Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel is invigorating to the digestive system, and helpful in detoxification. It is also useful in helping to regulate reproductive function. In traditional Chinese medicine the main qualities of fennel are warming and drying.
Fennel is a tall herb with feathery leaves and yellow flowers. It has an ancient reputation of conveying longevity, courage and strength. It is regarded as an appetite suppressant and widely used for digestive complaints.
|Botanical name||Foeniculum vulgare|
|Method of Extraction||steam distilled|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Blends well with||geranium, lavender, sandalwood|
|Cautions||Although generally regarded as safe, may cause skin irritation in some individuals. Not recommended during pregnancy. Should be differentiated from the bitter fennel which is toxic and should not be used.|