The Egyptians and the Romans set the standard for the use of this therapeutic herb. These ancient empires utilized fennel in medicine and for spiritual purposes, deeming it worthy of prompting endurance in battle and strengthening circulatory, digestive, and respiratory function. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties made it a go-to for snake bites,  while its natural hormonal-balancing properties enabled this oil’s use in female reproductive health.

The following are another five ways to use fennel. Dilute 1:1 with a carrier oil, unless directed otherwise.

Blood Clots

By stimulating blood flow, fennel diminishes the chances of blood clot. Dilute your essential oil accordingly and apply topically over the affected area. You might also place a drop of fennel in a glass of drinking water and take internally or diffuse throughout the home.

*Speak with your physician before proceeding with this application.

Digestive Aid

This oil is a fantastic supporter of digestive health. To combat digestive issues – like flatulence or constipation – place a drop of oil in a glass of drinking water and take internally or apply a topical application to the abdomen, massaging in a clockwise motion. Also, massage into the reflex points of the feet. For general digestive support, diffuse throughout the home.

Hormone Balance

Hormone balance supports all kinds of physical and emotional issues, from hot flashes to PMS. Inhale fennel directly from the bottle or dilute and apply topically to the feet’s reflex points. Maintain balance by diffusing daily.

Menstrual Cramps

Fennel helps ease pain. You can alleviate menstrual cramps through a diluted topical application. Simply massage into the affected area – the lower back and abdomen – as well as into the soles of the feet.

Prostate Support

This oil also supports men’s issues, like prostate health. Dilute and apply regularly, massaging over the affected area and into the reflex points of the feet.

fennel essential oil

Uses

  • Take internally to support healthy respiratory function.*
  • Put a drop of Fennel in water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings.*
  • Add to desserts for an additional depth of flavor.
  • Add 1–2 drops in a veggie capsule to promote digestion.*

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

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.

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*Note:

The information provided in this article is for educational and informative purposes only and is not intended as medical or professional advice. You should always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, nutrition or exercise program.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.