Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Fennel is best known for its distinct licorice aroma and taste, yet its ability to promote healthy digestion when used internally is equally noteworthy.*
Fennel can grow up to six feet in height and has delicate, feathery leaves. The history of Fennel use dates back to ancient times when Roman warriors were said to have consumed Fennel to make them strong and ready for battle. Fennel is best known for its distinct licorice aroma and taste, yet its ability to promote healthy digestion when used internally is equally noteworthy.† Fennel can be added to water as a satisfying alternative to sweets. Fennel is also known for its ability to promote healthy metabolic function, and circulation when ingested.†
Aromatic use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Statements with asterisks refer to internal use. All others refer to aromatic or topical use.