Description & Extraction:
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 of spirits. Not only did they use it to
strengthen eyesight, but they also used it for snakebites, colic and to rid
dogs of fleas. 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
Blends well with:
It blends well with geranium, lavender, rose and sandalwood.
The main chemical components of fennel oil are a-pinene, myrcene, fenchone,
trans-anethole, methyl chavicol, limonene, 1,8-cineole and anisic aldehyde.
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
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.
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||Fennel Seed Oil
||As mentioned on lable
||Pale Yellow to slightly darker colour
||The odour is slightly Earthy or Peppery Spicy & a Clean Sweet
Aromatic dry out.
||F. Vulgare Var. Vulgare (Umbelliferae) called "Fennal" in
||0.953 - 0.973 (0.965)
||1.5280 - 1.5380 (1.5377)
||+7o & +24o (+20)
||Anethol, Alpha-Pinene, Methyl Chavicol, Anisic Acid & Aldehydes
||Soluble in Alcohol and Oils & in soluble in Water.