Fennel Essential Oil (Sweet)
Fennel Essential Oil (Foeniculum vulgare) from Egypt is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steamed distilled from the seeds.
Fennel is a hardy herb with fine leaves and golden-yellow flowers growing up to six feet in height. The crushed seeds are steam distilled to produce Fennel Essential Oil. The oil has a sweet pungent anise-like aroma. Fennel Essential Oil blends well with geranium, lavender, rose, and sandalwood. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region and now grows throughout Europe, India, Japan, and North America.
Fennel was used extensively in antiquity in the medicinal arts of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and India. It was reputed to bring longevity, courage, and strength. The Greeks used the herb as a slimming aid naming it Marathron from the Greek word maraino meaning to grow thin. The seed were eaten by the Greek Olympic athletes for strength and stamina. The Romans ate the seeds to aid in digestion. Fennel Essential Oil is warm and dry in nature and was for centuries considered to improve eyesight, ward off evil spirits, and neutralize poisons.
In Chinese medicine, Fennel Essential Oil stimulates the flow of Qi-energy in the stomach and intestines. The oil can be used to relieve indigestion, nausea, bloating, and stomach gas. Fennel Essential Oil can regulate Qi-energy in the chest to remove cold moisture. It helps rid the body of stagnant fluids and fats and may be useful for water retention, cellulite and obesity. Fennel Essential Oil relate it closely to the Earth Element and the intellect.
Psychologically, Fennel Essential Oil can encourage expression of feelings and clears a stagnant mind. It helps with creativity and confidence.
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