Fennel, Sweet (Italy)
Foeniculum Vulgare has a floral, herby and slightly spicy aroma. It blends well with lavender, lemon, rose and sandalwood.
This EO is antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide and laxative. Its main qualities are warming and drying. Sweet fennel EO is an excellent body cleanser, may rid the system of toxins from alcohol and excessive eating, great for hangovers. It may be used for the treatment of cellulite when accumulations of toxic wastes and fluids in the subcutaneous fat produce a characteristic wrinkled appearance. Its aroma is sweet, licorice/aniseseed-like.
It’s also said to regulate menstrual cycles and is used for the lungs as an antispasmodic and expectorant. May be used in cold conditions and bronchitis. Tonic to the digestion. Good for vomiting and colic. Antispasmodic, relieves colic, constipation and gas. Decreases appetite. Should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women, persons with endometriosis and epilepsy. Blends well with lavender, lemon, rose, and sandalwood. Flash point: 148F.