Fennel can grow up to six feet in height and has delicate, feathery leaves.
The essential oil of fennel is obtained through the steam distillation of crushed fennel seeds, an herb which bears the scientific name of Foeniculum Vulgare.
The history of Fennel use dates back to ancient times when Roman warriors were said to have consumed Fennel to make them strong and ready for battle. Fennel seeds have also been in use in culinary applications and as a mouth freshener since ancient times. They are also widely used for remedial purposes to this day. These theraputic properties come from the various components of the essential oil of fennel, including Alpha Pinene, Anisic Aldehyde, Cineole, Fenchone, Limonene, Myrcene, Methyl Chavicol and Trans Anethole.
Fennel is best known for its distinct licorice aroma and taste, yet its ability to promote healthy digestion is equally noteworthy. Fennel may help support the health of the lungs and respiratory tract and can be added to water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings. Fennel is also known for its ability to promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation.
Scientific Research on the Benefits of Fennel Essential Oil
What does the scientific research say about the benefits of Fennel?
Well, I can’t say specifically. The FDA won’t let me because they don’t regulate essential oils. So, if you’d like to learn about the research, you have two choices:
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- Go this government website and search. You can use phrases like “fennel essential oil“. It’s quite simple and you’ll find some very interesting information.
- Take internally to support healthy respiratory function.
- Put a drop of Fennel in water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings.
- Add to desserts for an additional depth of flavor.
- Add 1–2 drops in a veggie capsule to promote digestion.
Directions for Use
- Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the best essential oil diffuser of your choice.
- Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
- Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Supports a healthy respiratory system
- May help promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation
Aromatic Description: Licorice, sweet, honey
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Seed
Main Constituents: E-anethole, fenchol, α-pinene