Fennel: Abdominal pains or cramps, menstrual problems, PMS, menopausal problems, hot flashes, fertility, obesity, cellulite, nausea, and fluid retention. Estrogen like, stimulant, increases sexual response, regenerative, antiseptic. All types of stomach and intestinal disorders. Inhaled during childbirth because it is estrogen like and augments lactation. Good for women from menstrual problems from the onset of menses to menopause. Good for watery, dull, mature skin, wrinkles. Asthma, congestion, neuromuscular spasms. Detoxification from nicotine, drugs, alcohol, toxic hangovers. Do not use while pregnant or with epilepsy. Scent: Sweet honey, very licorice-like, and warm, top to middle note. Source: Seeds   -    COMMON NAME: fennel, sweet

BOTANICAL NAME: foeniculum vulgare

ORIGIN: Europe, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mediterranean, North America, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain

PARTS USED: fruit (seeds)

FRAGRANCE: pepper-like, spicy, sweet, woodsy

BLENDS: geranium, hyssop, lavender, lemon, rose, sandalwood

AROMATIC BENEFITS: invigorating, restoring, stimulating, warming

PHYSICAL USES: amenorrhea, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, appetite suppressant, arthritis, blepharitis, bruises, carminative, cellulite, constipation, cystitis, depurative, detoxifying, digestive, diuretic, drug withdrawal, estrogen-like, female infertility, flatulence, halitosis, hangovers, hiatal hernia, hiccups, indigestion, menopause, nausea, normal skin, osteoporosis, PMS symptoms, Raynaud's disease, swelling, upper abdominal pain, water retention, wrinkles

SAFETY WARNINGS: Avoid if pregnant, history of epilepsy and use in sun. Skin irritant. Dilute well before use.