Fennel Essential Oil
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GC/MS Key Constituents:
alpha pinene 11.78%
alpha phellandrene 0.70%
Plant Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from seeds.
Selah oil blends that contain Fennel essential oil:
Fennel oil is useful for appetite stimulation using direct inhalation and/or topical application (Price, 265).
Fennel oil can be used to stimulate circulation using foot baths. “The essential oils should be dissolved in a teaspoonful of honey, cream or white lotion before adding to the water, swishing well. The feet should be soaked for 10 minutes (Price, 266).
Fennel oil has been used in a blend with peppermint and black pepper to combat enteritis and irritable bowel syndrome mostly administered internally diluted in a dispersant e.g. honey, then water (Price, 267).
Help reduce or prevent the formation of intestinal gas (Schnaubelt, 166).
When inhaled, fennel is found to have expectorant effects (Schnaubelt, 40).
Digestive problems, menopausal problems, obesity, constipation, kidney stones, nausea; as a diuretic (Worwood, 399).
Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, childbirth, diabetes, diuretic, estrogen production, fluid retention, intestinal parasites, kidney stones, menstrual support, perimenopause, PMS, urinary tract infection, weight-loss support (Althea Press, 327).
Antithrombotic activity and broad-spectrum anti platelet activity; reducing infant colic; enhanced insecticide; reduce food addiction (Buckle).
Cleanse oily skin, tonic, antispasmodic, digestive cleanser, liver cleanser, ease digestive issues, indigestion, constipation, cramps, spasms, colic, nausea, flatulence, hiccups, antioxidant, energy, tonic, estrogen-like, antispasmodic, cramps, menstrual flow, PMS, water retention, stimulates adrenal glands, menopausal irregularities, increases milk production in nursing mothers (Purchon, 56).
Gout, arthritis, inflammation, nausea, flatulence, indigestion, colic, hiccups, colitis, constipation, peristalsis, digestion, diuretic, antiseptic, urinary tract infections, cellulitis, regulate menstruation, cramping, gum infections (Davis, 121).
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Topical: Apply diluted to affected area as desired.
Ok for children 6+
It is recommended to avoid this essential oil during pregnancy and lactation.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
Repeated use can result in contact sensitization.
May cause skin sensitization if oxidized. To prevent oxidation, store in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator.
Use with caution if susceptible to epilepsy.
Contraindicated for pregnancy, breastfeeding and children under 5 years of age.
Avoid using if diagnosed with estrogen dependent cancer, endometriosis, or clotting disorder.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook For Everyday Wellness (2014).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012), p. 265-267.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 40, 96.
Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (2011), p. 166.
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