Fennel oil, from the seeds of the Foeniculum vulgare plant, has a sweet herbal liquorice scent that is similar to aniseed oil.
It is used internally and externally for its carminative and anti-spasmodic properties that help to ease stomach cramps, wind, bloating, nausea and indigestion.
Fennel oil also has anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and analgesic properties and can be used to relieve skin conditions, sore
muscles and joints, as well as congestion, bronchitis and coughs.
Use this essential oil aromatically to boost mental focus and clarity and increase productivity during the day.
Directions for use
Fennel oil can be taken internally to treat digestive symptoms or to add more flavor to food, but speak to your doctor to determine the right dose for
Add 3-5 drops of fennel essential oil to a carrier oil and apply it topically to soothe skin, muscles and joints. Rub it gently into the stomach and bottom
of the feet to treat stomach discomfort and menstrual cramps.
Inhale this oil directly by adding 2-3 drops to an oil diffuser, or add 5 drops to a warm bath and soak in it for at least 10 minutes.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes
only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor
who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.
All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be
diluted with carrier oil when used externally.If you are pregnant, breast feeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before
attempting to use a new essential oil.
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