Fennel

FENNEL

(Foeniculum Vulgare)

Caution:

  • Do not use on babies or children under the age of five years old.
  • Do not use if pregnant.
  • Do not use if epileptic

What is Fennel?

Catarrhal coughs

Constipation & Flatulence

IBS & Gum infections

Fluid retention, Menstrual problems & Menopause

What is Fennel?

There appears to be no truth in it, but legend has it that snakes used to rub themselves up against this plant in order to improve their eyesight.

The word fennel in Latin means animal fodder and the Romans thought it a good herb to use in the treatment of obesity.

Grown :

Fennel belongs to the Umbellifera family and grows in Europe, mainly in the Mediterranean. Fennel seed is used extensively in Indian cookery and it has a similar taste to aniseed.

Parts used and method of extraction :

The oil is obtained from the crushed seeds by steam distillation.

Colour and smell :

It has a strong odour, is clear with a yellow tinge.

Active Ingredients :

Anethol, fenchone, estragol, camphene, phellandrene.

Properties :

Anti-flatulent, anti-spasmodic, mild laxative, bactericidal, carminative.

Mixes with :

Does not mix well with other oils due to its distinctive smell.

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