Fennel, Sweet, Organic
Pure Therapeutic Sweet Fennel essential oil, also known as Roman Fennel, Organically grown
Botanical name : Foeniculum vulgarevar. dulce, Anethum foeniculum or Foeniculum officinale
Extraction method / Source : Steam Distillation / Crushed Seeds
Aroma : Sweet, earthy, spicy
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Key constituents : Trans-anethol, fenchone, methyl chavichol, alpha-pinene (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 3 years or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Umbelliferae or Apiaceae Sweet fennel is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean. It grows to a height of 6 feet and produces feathery green leaves and golden umbels of flowers.
Regions of Production : Spain
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Plants are tested for purity after harvest.
Properties : Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue, lymphatic decongestant, splenic, stomachic , warming Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Recommended for asthma, relieves wheezing, helpful for decreasing chest congestion. Helps to eliminate toxins with its lymphatic decongestant properties. Improves digestion and relieves flatulence. Diuretic and urinary tract antiseptic. Recommended to help regulate the menstrual cycle, helps relieve menstrual discomfort, increases lactation. Beneficial for oily, dull or mature skin.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, bath, compress, skin care preparations. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Fragrant influences: Calming, reduces stress
Safety : Avoid during pregnancy or if you have epilepsy.
Blends well with : Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Coriander, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Ylang Ylang
History / Fun Facts : The ancient Greeks believed that eating sweet fennel seeds would invoke strength, courage and longevity. They also discovered fennel's value to help control weight, and used it as they prepared for the Olympic Games.
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