Common Name: Sweet Fennel
Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare Miller, ssp. piperitum
Parts Used: seeds
Processing: Steam distilled
Main chemical type: Phenolic Ether
Common Uses: Invigorating, restoring, stimulating and warming. May help reduce or balance blood sugar as well as hormones. Reduces cellulite and helps flush toxins. Digestive upset, especially gas and indigestion. Has been said to increase milk production. Helps settle the tummy, eases stress without sleepiness.
Special Notes: Top note with a medium intensity - spicy, sweet and warm, mild licorice. High concentrations of anethole, limonene and phellandrene. Possible skin irritant. Not to be used while pregnant or by young children or those suffering from epilepsy.