Fennel sweet oil is actually extracted from Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce by the process of steam distillation. The name has been derived from the Latin word 'foenum'. This plant grows up to at least 6 feet and is either a biennial or a perennial herb. It has beautiful green and feathery leaves and is covered with golden yellow flowers of which bees are a great fan.
|Botanical Name||Foeniculum vulgare amara|
|Origin||The name of fennel sweet oil has been derived from Latin. In the medieval times, this herb became much popular with the ancient Chinese, Romans and Chinese. They actually used this oil for warding off the spirits.|
|Method of Extraction & Part of Plant Used||It is extracted from the crushed seeds by the method of steam distillation.|
Fennel oil has herby, and somewhat spicy smell. Its odor is much like aniseed oil.
|Integrants||The main chemical components of fennel oil are fenchone, a-pinene, trans-anethole, myrcene, methyl chavicol, 1, 8-cineole, limonene, and anisic aldehyde.|
|Therapeutic Properties||The therapeutic properties of fennel oil are galactagogue, aperitif, antiseptic, stomachic, splenic, carminative, laxative, depurative, diuretic, tonic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, antispasmodic, and vermifuge.|
|Blends Well With||
Fennel sweet oil blends well with lavender
Since, this oil is very powerful so, it should not be used in high dosage or else, it may render narcotic effects on your body. In cases of epilepsy, estrogen linked cancers, endometriosis and pregnancy, you should completely avoid this oil.
This oil is the best remedy for the health problems like constipation, flatulence, vomiting, colic, hiccups, anorexia
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