Fennel is a popular herb used worldwide for its tea, but how many people know about fennel oil. Fennel oil, an oil with many benefits, it contains antiseptic, expectorant, diuretic, carminative, antispasmodic, laxative, stimulant and the list goes on.
The fennel is a member of the Apiaceae family, a perennial herb with feathery leaves and yellow flowers that bees like and is popularly used as medicine and culinary purpose, its oil especially.
The oil is packed with powerful antioxidants, vitamin C, fibre, and many more, an oil that was popularly used by the Chinese and is known to treat flatulence, diabetes, urinary tract infection, menstrual problems, cancer, kidney stones, colic, parasites, maintains a healthy skin, aids in weight loss, beneficial for the digestive system, also known to treat constipation, nausea, vomiting, hiccups, prevents premature aging, increase milk flow in nursing mothers, lowers blood pressure levels. Fennel oil is obtained through the steam distillation of crushed fennel seeds.
Fennel seeds have been used for culinary purposes for centuries and as a mouth freshener. Only a few people know about this wonderful oil and its health benefits, but it is an oil that should be incorporated in your self-care routine.
Fennel oil is known for its sweet, earthy aroma, a massage with fennel oil is known to improve blood circulation. The oil is especially good for women as it reduces the symptoms of menopause.
During Medieval times spiritual warriors had the belief that it gave them courage and strength for longevity, and was used to ward off evil spirits. All the benefits can be achieved by just using this miraculous oil.
Fennel oil can also be used to prevent toxic fungi from affecting vegetables and fruits that are in storage and was popularly used as an insect repellant as well as an herbal remedy for poisoning.
Fennel oil has long been used as a carminative and a stimulant for centuries and must be used in moderation.