Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare dulcis
Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Plant Part: Seed
Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element:Earth
Functional Group: Ether, Ketone, Terpene
Type: Balancing, Strengthening, Stimulation
Ayurvedic Dosha: Vata, Pitta, Kapha
Scent: Warm, spicy, anise-like, peppery
For Skin Type: Oily, Mature,(but with low dose and with care)
Cautions: Not during pregnancy, not if epilepsy, may cause skin sensitization. Avoid in estrogen-dependent cancers, children under five.
Physical Uses: Nausea, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, menstrual cramps, scanty menstrual flow, amenorrhea, cellulite, detoxification, menopause, aides in weight loss, heals wounds, parasitic infections, skin and oral care, studies show promotes vascular functions.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Addictions especially food or alcohol, courage, helps with comunication.
Other Uses: hangover support.
Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit
Possible Substitutions: Anise, Dill
Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science Of Essential Oil Therapy, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 1995