Fennel - foeniculum vulgare
Description: Clear to light yellow in color, Fennel has a sweet earthy smell and has a high ORAC score.
Properties: aperitif, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, splenic, tonic and vermifug
Historical uses: Fennel has been used for digestive uses such as flatulent constipation, nausea, vomiting, and hiccups. It also has been used in weight loss as it creates a "full feeling" and has a diuretic effect. It has also been know to help disperse cellulite, increase insufficient milk in nursing mothers.
Possible uses: In aromatherapy Fennel is used as an appetite stimulant. Topically Fennel may be used for excess gas, bloated stomach or other digestive issues such as decreasing excess water and breaking down cellulite.
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Lavender, Geranium and Rosewood
Fennel Essential Oil Application:
Can be used aromatically
Can be consumed
Can be used topically
***Not recommended for use during pregnancy