Digging Deeper Into Herbs and Oils

Digging Deeper: Fennel

Who’s ready to dig deeper into Fennel?

First, the basics and the obligatory disclaimer.

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Fennel seed oil (Foeniculum vulgare)

The fennel plant is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean, but it has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially in dry soils near sea coasts and on riverbanks.

Also available in Vitality.

The unique, flavorful nature of Fennel Vitality can add a rich, savory taste to sauces, soups, and more with its many health benefits.

Fennel is a popular plant with delicate, feathery leaves and impressive height; it can grow up to 6 feet tall. It has a long, rich history that goes back to ancient times when it was easily accessible throughout the Mediterranean Basin. In fact, the herb’s use dates back to ancient times when Roman warriors were said to have consumed fennel to prepare for battle.

AROMATIC PROFILE
From the bottle: Rich, licorice-like aroma

FEATURES & BENEFITS
TopicalAromaticDietary
Reduce the appearance of pores by applying a neutral facial toner and 1–2 drops of Fennel on freshly washed skin.

Use Fennel’s cleansing benefits by adding a few drops to a gentle facial cleanser.
Diffuse at work or while studying to create a grounded environment.Has a distinct licorice taste

Adds complexity to soups, dips, and other recipes

Supports the digestive system*

Supports a normal, healthy outlook during PMS*

Fennel was believed to ward off evil spirits and to protect against spells cast by witches during medieval times. Sprigs were hung over doors to fend off evil phantasms. For hundreds of years, fennel seeds have been used as a digestive aid and to balance menstrual cycles. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the Ebers Papyrus (dating from 16th century BC), an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes. It was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compiation of early German medicines by hihgly regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Medical Properties: Antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, estrogen-like, digestive aid, antiparasitic (worms), antiseptic, antispasmodic, analgesic, increases metabolism

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Laurie Littleton Young Living ID: 14632733

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