Fennel (Sweet)

Fennel (sweet)- AroMeds Foeniculum vulgare is organically grown and the seeds are steam distilled in India. Fennel is in the umbelliferae or apiaceae plant family. It is a middle note with an earthy, peppery, spicy, sweet, anise like aroma.


  • Fennel seed had been used effectively historically for all digestive issues
  • It can promote the release of toxins because of its diuretic and lymphatic drainage qualities. Helpful with fluid retention, obesity, cellulite and for urinary tract infections
  • It can help regulate hormone fluctuations during menopause and also aid in the regulation of painful and/or scanty menses
  • Its antispasmotic and expectorant qualities also can be beneficial while treating upper respiratory congestion

Emotional Support - fennel can encourage enlivenment, motivation, clarity, perseverance and reliability

Blends well with - Bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, cardamom, cypress, ginger, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, orange, pine, peppermint, ravintsara, ravensara, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, ylang ylang

Notes of interest- Battaglia states, "During the Middle Ages the use of fennel was entwined with witchcraft and superstition. It was used with St Johns Wort as protection against evil forces. It was hung in houses, in churches and above doors..."

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data- Do not use if pregnant, breast feeding or suffering from epilepsy or an estrogen dependent cancer. Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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