Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Essential Oil Information

Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Foeniculum vulgare

 

USA, Egypt, Europe

Seeds








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Clear, faintly yellow

Thin

Strong








Fragrance

Sweet and earthy, similar to the licorice-like scent of anise.












Benefits

Treats: Bruises, cellulitis, flatulence, gums, halitosis, mouth, nausea, obesity, toxin build-up, water retention.















Blends Well With

Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Blue Tansy, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Fir Needle, Ginger, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spike Lavender, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang














Constituents

Anethole, Myrcene, Cineole, Eugenol, Methyl Chavicol, Thymol, Limonene, Phellandrene, Alpha Terpene, Pinene, Fenchone, Geraniol













Properties

Aperitif, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Depurative, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Galactagogue, Laxative, Orexigenic, Stimulant (circulatory), Slenic, Stomachic, Vermifuge.















Safety

Do NOT use with hypothyroidism. Also avoid in cases of: epilepsy, breast cancer or other tumors, endometriosis, prostatic hyperplasia or during pregnancy.















Misc Info

Narcotic in high doses.










 







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