Fennel Sweet essential oil has a warm aniseed-like aroma with peppery notes. A harmonizer, Fennel Sweet is said to encourage positive thinking and strength. It has been used since medieval times to convey longevity and courage. Also known for its positive effects on digestive complaints such as colic, indigestion and flatulence.
- Latin Name
- Foeniculum Vulgare
- Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
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- Essential oil by steam distillation from crushed seeds.
- Anethole, limonene, pinene, phellandrene, anisic aldehyde, anisic acid, camphene, limonene among others.
This biennial or perennial herb can grow up to 2 metres in height, has green leathery leaves and golden-yellow flowers.
A very popular herb with the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Romans, who believed it conveyed longevity, courage and strength, as well as warding of spirits. Not only did they use it to strengthen eyesight, they used it for snakebites, colic and to rid dogs of fleas.