Tips for using fennel essential oil in herbal medicine, home remedies, and aromatherapy

Fennel essential oil is used in aromatherapy to treat various liver, kidney, and spleen conditions. Fennel essential oil eases indigestion, flatulence, the hiccups, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It contains natural estrogen like substances that helps regulate menstrual periods (and may stimulate milk flow). Fennel essential oil is sometimes used as a weight loss aid due to its diuretic properties. It can also ease sweet tooth cravings -- just put one drop of fennel essential oil under your tongue!

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The scent of fennel essential oil can help everyone that overindulges in food and alcohol.

Fennel essential oil is spicy.

Fennel essential oil is spicy with a scent usually associated with anise or licorice. The oil is extracted from fennel seed by steam distillation. It is a great addition to toothpaste. Just put one drop on your toothpaste before brushing for a clean and healthy mouth.

Fennel essential oil helps the skin.

Fennel essential oil is beneficial for dull, oily, or wrinkled skin and helps heal bruising.

Fennel essential oil helps detox the body.

It can calm the central nervous system and helps detoxify the body after overindulging in food or alcohol.

Fennel essential oil encourages self esteem.

When inhaled, fennel oil relieves asthma and nasal congestion. Fennel oil is sometimes used to clean poison from insect and snake bites. Fennel oil is used in aromatherapy to encourage strength, courage, and self esteem.

Fennel essential oil is made from the fennel seeds by steam distillation. It is a popular addition to soaps, candles, and perfumes.

* Do not take essential oils internally. Always dilute essential oils with good carrier oil (such as almond or olive) and test on small area of skin before use. Always consult with a healthcare professional before using any herbal remedy especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking other medicines.

Read more about the fennel plant in herbal medicine.

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