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Fennel Sweet Essential Oil

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Fennel, Sweet
(Foeniculum vulgare)


Plant Family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae).

Description and Distribution

A short-lived perennial reaching a height of around 6 feet (2 m) with feathery leaves and umbels of small yellow flowers. All parts of the plant smell strongly of aniseed. The plant is native to the Mediterranean, but has become naturalised throughout Europe. Most of the oil is produced in Eastern Europe, Germany, France, Italy and Greece.

Extraction Method

Steam distillation of the crushed seeds.

Nature of the Oil

A virtually colourless liquid. The strong aroma is reminiscent of aniseed, but with a camphor-like undertone. The odour effect is warming and stimulating.

Main Constituents

Anethol, anisic acid, anisic aldehyde, pinene, camphene, estragole, fenone, phellandrene.

Medical Actions

Aperitif, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, circulatory stimulant, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogic, expectorant, galactagoguic, tonic, vermifugal.

Aromatherapeutic Support

Bruises, gum disorders, halitosis, cellulite, respiratory ailments, colic, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, loss of menstruation outside pregnancy, menopausal problems, insufficient milk in nursing mothers.

Blends Well With

Lavender, geranium, sandalwood. The oil is highly odoriferous, so use sparingly.

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Color: Clear with a Faint Yellow Tinge

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top/Middle

Aroma Strength: Medium - Strong

Aroma: Sweet, somewhat spicy, licorice-like (Anise) aroma.

Use: Bruises, cellulite, flatulence, gums, halitosis, mouth, nausea, weight gain, toxin build-up, water retention. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-66.]

Constituents: Anethole, Myrcene, Cineole, Eugenol, Methyl Chavicol, Thymol, Limonene, Phellandrene, Alpha Terpene, Pinene, Fenchone, Geraniol [Shirley Price, The Aromatherapy Workbook (Hammersmith, London: Thorsons, 1993), 54-5.]

Cautions: Dermal sensitizer, possibly carcinogenic. Avoid in instances of prostatic hyperplasia and oestrogen-dependent health concerns. [Robert Tisserand, Essential Oil Safety (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 136.] Narcotic in large quantities. Avoid if pregnant. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 145.]
Essential Oils by Bianca Rosa are 100% Pure Natural Essences derived from the highest quality fruits, flowers, leaves, spices, herbs and roots. Our essential oil distillers and growers are located around the world, operating ethically, organically and chemical-free.

Bianca Rosa Essential Oils Are Not Tested On Animals.
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Great Product!

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works great!

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Best in a long time

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