Fennel Sweet Aromatherapy Oil
Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Location: Fennel is found all over the Mediterranean region and it is cultivated in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain and North Africa.
Extraction: Steam distillation of the seeds.
Colour & Odour: The aromatherapy oil is colourless and has a very sweet and somewhat warm, anisic aroma.
Description: A herb growing up to 1.2m with bright green, feathery leaves and golden yellow flowers. Found mainly on limestone soil, especially near the sea.
Background: Known to the early Greeks and Romans and grown in Europe as a popular vegetable often eaten with fish. Fennel is one of the main constituents of babies’ gripe water.
Properties: Carminative, diuretic, stimulant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and tonic.
Emotional: Fennel energises, comforts and enlivens the mind. It induces a sense of courage, caution and calmness.
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