Plant Therapy Fennel Sweet Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare dulce * Plant Part: Seeds * Extraction Method: Steam Distilled * Origin: Egypt * Description: Fennel is a perennial herb up to 2 meters high with feathery leaves and golden yellow flowers. * Color: Clear to pale yellow liquid. * Common Uses: Fennel Sweet Essential Oil is credited with being an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, stimulant, splenic, stomachic, and as a vermifuge. It is also believed to be invigorating, restoring, stimulating, and warming. * Consistency: Thin * Note: Top * Strength of Aroma: Medium * Blends well with: Bergamot, Lavender, Frankincense and Rose. * Aromatic Scent: Fennel Sweet Essential Oil has a spicy, sweet scent. The scent is similar to that of black licorice. * History: Fennel comes from the Latin word 'foenum' which means 'hay'. It is a herb of ancient repute, believed to encourage longevity, courage and strength. The Romans valued it for its digestive properties and the Greeks believed it to be a slimming herb. * Cautions: May cause skin irritation. Dilute well before use. Avoid use during pregnancy.