Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Part of Plant: Seed
Cultivation: Certified organic
Size: 1/3 oz. (10 ml)
Extraction Method: Super critical C02
Precautions: Contraindicated during pregnancy, breastfeeding, endometriosis, estrogen-dependent cancers, children under age 5. Possible interactions with diabetes anticoagulant medications, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, and other bleeding disorders. Avoid if epileptic. Use in moderation.
For more information, see Sweet Fennel Select oil profile.
Cathy’s Comments: The scent of fennel is sweet, sharp, peppery-spicy, with a fruity top note, plus that characteristic sweeet licorice aroma. I prefer the fuller scent of the CO2 extract, which is why I offer that rather than the distilled essential oil. It’s often used as a diuretic and lymphatic decongestant, and is considered a warming digestive stimulant.