More About Our Sweet Fennel Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml violet glass bottle
Distillation: Steam distilled from certified organic fennel seed
Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare
Note: Known as fennel or sweet fennel
Homeopathic Properties of Sweet Fennel Essential Oil
- Estrogenic (Facilitates birthing/delivery)
- Stimulant (Respiratory, heart, kidney)
Internal–oral, inhalation, suppository
External—topical application, massage, spinal and local compress, energy centers and meridian points
Veterinary–can be used with horses and small animals, to stimulate appetite, relieve gas and bloating, and ease indigestion, with proper dilution.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Sweet fennel essential oil is a digestive tonic, so mild and gentle that it has been used (in highly diluted form) for infant colic remedies. It can be taken internally as a tea, or diluted in a tincture, to bring relief to indigestion, burping, gas, and stomach toxicity.
Fennel stimulates the liver and gall bladder to release bile. It improves digestion, relieves gas and vomiting, and calms the digestive system.
It has an estrogen like quality that can help balance hormone production, and is even helpful during childbirth to facilitate delivery.
It can be applied to breasts to relieve soreness associated with the menstrual period. It is known to increase lactation, relieve cramping, and induce menstruation.
Sweet fennel enhances detoxification from nicotine, alcohol, and drugs. It can reduce the side effects of detoxification.
It is also helpful in reducing cravings when one is recovering from a substance addiction, such as alcohol, tobacco, or recreational drugs. It can relieve headaches and other symptoms of withdrawal. It should be applied as a compress to the head or liver area, or inhaled, for this purpose.
Generally regarded as safe. It is non-sensitizing, non-allergenic.
Avoid during pregnancy, unless under the care of a health professional.
Use very low doses with animals and children; always dilute properly!
Avoid with estrogenic conditions.
Avoid using with convulsive disorders, such as epilepsy.
Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.