Fennel can be applied topically, aromatically or internally.
Properties: Anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-toxic, diuretic, and expectorant.
Common Primary Uses: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Blood clots, bruises, digestive system support, gastritis, kidney stones, lactation (increase milk production), pancreas support, parasites, skin (revitalizing), tissue (toxin cleansing), wrinkles.
Historical Uses: The ancient Egyptians and Romans awarded garlands of fennel as praise to victorious warriors because fennel was believed to bestow strength, courage and longevity. It has been used for thousands of years for snakebites, to stave off hunger pains, to tone the female reproductive system, for earaches, eye problems, insect bites, kidney complaints, lung infection and to expel worms.
French Medicinal Uses: Cystitis, sluggish digestion, flatulence, gout, intestinal parasites, intestinal spasms, increase lactation, menopause problems, pre-menopause, urinary stones, vomiting.
Other Possible Uses:Fennel oil may be used for colic, stimulating the cardiovascular system, constipation, digestion (supports liver), balancing hormones, nausea, obesity, PMS, and stimulating the sympathetic nervous system.
Body Systems Affected: Digestive and Hormonal systems.
Aromatic Influence: It increases and influences longevity, courage and purification.
Application: Can be applied neat (with no dilution), or dilute 1:1 (1 drop essential oil to 1 drop carrier oil) for children and for those with sensitive skin when using topically. Apply to reflex points and directly on area of concern; diffuse.
Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. beverage. Not for children under 6 years old. Use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years and over.
Safety Data: Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization. Use with caution if susceptible to epilepsy. Use with caution during pregnancy.
15 ml doTERRA Fennel: WHOLESALE PRICE: $15.00 Retail: $20.00
This information came from the book, “Modern Essentials – A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, Pages 47-48.”
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