Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, Fennel Sweet Essential Oil has a similar to that of black licorice.
Product Abstract: Also known as Common Fennel, Fennel is an erect growing perennial herb native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean area. Reaching a height of 1.5 meters (approximately 4.5 feet), the plant has yellow flowers. Bitter Fennel was known as fenkle in the Middle Ages, from the Latin foenum meaning 'hay'. The ancients believed it gave one longevity, courage and strength, as well as warded off evil spirits.
Sweet Fennel Essential Oil contains approximately 70-80% trans-Anethole (an ether) and is known for its ability to assist with digestive and menstrual concerns and for its diuretic, mucolytic and expectorant properties.
It has been said by some that Fennel Essential Oil can help balance fluid retention and may help curb the appetite, and therefore, may be helpful in inhalation blends to support weight loss.
Cautions: This Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
NOTE: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming in a hot water bath and stirring may be required.
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
Fennel essential oil is a narcotic when ingested in larger doses and therefore it is recommended to use in very low concentrations. For internal use, we recommend consulting a physician.
DO NOT USE if you are pregnant or epileptic.
Fennel essential oil may stimulate estrogen production and increase lactation, as well as act as a stimulant to the lymphatic, circulatory and digestive systems. It may also act to break up and flush out toxins, cleansing the tissues. Therefore, it is CONTRAINDICATED FOR ESTROGEN-MEDIATED CANCERS.
Note: There is a Bitter fennel oil which causes sensitization and should not be used on the skin at all.
***These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.