The Benefits of Fennel Essential Oil include Stimulating to the Digestive System

The benefits of fennel date back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans. They used fennel for spiritual and emotional support as well as medicinal reasons.

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Traditionally they used it for snake bites, lung and kidney support and to balance the female reproductive system.

Spiritually warriors believed that it gave them courage and strength in battle and longevity. During the Medieval Age, fennel was used to block spells and ward off witches and evil spirits.

Today, we can reap the benefits of fennel using fennel essential oil every day. It can assist us with any kinds of occasional digestive upset. It also is supportive of the circulatory glandular and respiratory systems.

The benefits of fennel are that it energizes and balances especially the female system.  It also may support feelings of well-being during the menstrual cycle including mild mood changes that are associated with that time of the month.

We also know that fennel is used for culinary purposes, especially in Mediterranean cuisine! It is amazing that something we have used for culinary use for thousands of years is so beneficial to our body!

I designed this section so you could use it as a fun and easy reference guide. It will tell you how to use your oil and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun tips, testimonials and oil trivia!

As I receive new tips and testimonials they will be added to the page, so check back often!

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Fennel Essential Oil

What is the Genus Species? Foeniculum vulgare

Why is this information important? There are many species of fennel including poison hemlock which is not an edible plant. Also, many of the species are not suitable for medicinal use. So please remember to purchase your oil using the common name and the genus species!

Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are notat all the same. And they are used for different purposes.

Note about Fennel Chemistry: Fennel and anise are composed of the ether anethole which makes them almost identical for aromatherapy use. So if you don't have fennel use anise! This is a unique situation and doesn't occur that often with essential oils but I thought I would note it. More benefits of fennel!

What is the Origin of the Plant Name? Fennel comes from a Latin word "fenum" meaning "hay".

Why is this information so important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Crushed seeds

What is the ORAC Value? 238,400 µTE/100g

Why be bothered with this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,260; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that Fennel is contained in Hildegard’s Physica Book? Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was known as the first herbalist and naturopath of the middle ages. Her book documented her work.

What are the Plant Properties?  Antispasmodic, digestive aid and tonic.

What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Fennel?  Digestive system (occasional spasms, flatulence and gas, indigestion, alleviate nausea),  minor mood and cramps associated with menstrual cycle and/or life change, supports kidney, circulatory, glandular, respiratory, and digestive health and function.

What is the Aromatic Effect on the Mind? Its sweet and spicy aroma promotes courage and is balancing. You may recognize the licorice scent!

What is the Spiritual Influence? We also know that Fennel benefits the spirit! Fennel will give us courage to look at the part of the self that lacks self love. It gently forces us to look at our own rejection of self due to self image and victim mentality.

It is good for those of us who are challenged by weight fluctuations which may have a root of feeling unloved, not worthy to accept love or not being able to love ourselves for who we are.

It also helps us ground to mother earth energy. And it may open your awareness to suffering that takes place on earth.

It will help us understand and accept the spiritual reasoning behind such suffering so we can embrace earth energy and our spiritual work.

What Chakra is Affected? Fennel benefits the base, sacral, solar plexus and heart Chakras.

What is the Corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow

How do I Use it?

Use NEAT (undiluted). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Place on soles of the feet to stimulate chakras
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this oil be used for Pets? Yes, have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats especially when poor quality oils are used. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting healing results! Because it is improved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, food grade fennel oil is readily available on the market. Please remember, these are not the same oils and are often adulterated (changed).

One of the benefits of fennel oil is that is has no know contraindications and it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS).

However, repeated use may result in contact sensitization. And women who are pregnant or those who are susceptible to epilepsy should use caution.

Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age. 

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a healthcare professional prior to use.

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Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that Fennel is in the Parsley Family?

Did you know that Fennel was used by the Ancient Romans to clear cloudy eyes? They referred to it as the "herb of sight"!

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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User

Use Fennel Essential Oil in conjunction with VItaflex around the ankles to support endocrine system. Refer to Vita Flex Chart.

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