Essential Oil Profile: Fennel Sweet

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Fennel Sweet

Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare dulcis

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Plant Part: Seed

Method: Distillation

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

 

References: 

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

https://draxe.com/fennel-essential-oil/

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/fennel-oil.asp

https://www.thearomablog.com/fennel-essential-oil-for-a-happier-tummy-and-a-slimmer-you/

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science Of Essential Oil Therapy, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 1995

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23240972

 

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