Description & Extraction:
- Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare
- Extracted from: Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce
- Yield: 2 - 4 %
- Blends well with: Geranium, Lavender, Rose and Sandalwood.
- Chemical Composition: A-pinene, Myrcene, Fenchone, Trans-anethole, Methyl chavicol, Limonene, 1,8-cineole and Anisic alde
- Growing Height: 6 Feet
The name is from the Latin word 'foenum' which means 'hay'. It grows up to 2 meters (6 feet) in height and is a biennial or perennial herb, with green feathery leaves and golden yellow flowers, that bees like. In Medieval times it was known as 'Fenkle' and was a very popular herb with the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Romans, who believed it conveyed longevity, courage, and strength, as well as warding off spirits. Not only did they use it to strengthen eyesight, but they also used it for snakebites. Fennel essential oil is extracted from Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce, which is sweet fennel (also known as F. officinale, F. capillaceum, and Anethum Foeniculum) of the Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) family and is also known as fenkel and Roman fennel. Sweet fennel oil (the one we sell) is extracted from crushed seeds by steam distillation and yield 2 - 4 %. Bitter fennel oil, not used for aromatherapy, is extracted from the crushed seeds and/or the whole herb of the Foeniculum vulgare var. Amara plant.Blends well with:
It blends well with geranium, lavender, rose, and sandalwood.Chemical Composition:
The main chemical components of fennel oil are a-pinene, myrcene, fenchone, trans-anethole, methyl chavicol, Limonene, 1,8-cineole, and anisic aldehyde.Toxicological Properties:
Fennel oil are aperitif, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, splenic, tonic and vermifuge. Fennel oil has a herby, slightly spicy smell, much like aniseed and it is clear in viscosity.Uses & Precautions:
- Fennel oil is a remedy for digestive complaints such as flatulence, constipation, colic, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dyspepsia and hiccups. It is also used in cases of obesity, as it promotes that 'full feeling' and has a diuretic effect that helps to disperse cellulite.
- For the mind, it adds courage and strength in the face of adversity. It has a cleansing and toning effect on the skin, helping with bruises, sorting out overly oily skin and to fight wrinkles in more mature complexions (possibly due to the estrogenic properties of the oil).
- Sweet fennel oil is powerful and shouldn't be used in large doses, as it may have a narcotic effect. It should be avoided altogether in pregnancy and cases of epilepsy.
- It contains high amounts of trans-anethole and for that reason people with estrogen linked cancers, as well as breast-feeding mothers, pregnant women and women suffering from endometriosis should rather avoid it.
Fennel oil's greatest benefits lie in its easing of the digestive system, helping with obesity and toning the skin.Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy, fennel oil is used as an appetite stimulant in cases of anorexia, and to boost courage and strength in the face of adversity. Blended massage oil or in the bath
Fennel oil can be used as a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath for helping to fix a bloated stomach, excess wind, colic, constipation, and other digestive problems. It also acts as a diuretic, to remove excess water and to start breaking down cellulite.Shipping Options:
We have shipping our goods by Air as well as Sea and also shipping i.e. DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT, & EMS.
|Product||Fennel Seed Oil|
|Lot No.||As mentioned on the label|
|Manufacturing Date||Feb 2010|
|Best Before||Feb 2011|