Fennel has lots of great properties promoting natural digestion.
Add fennel to your meals for relieving occasional indigestion and digestive troubles. Often used by Roman warriors, fennel was believed to fortify the mind and body for war. The oil possesses natural digestive properties that help protect against issues like occasional indigestion. As a matter of fact, if you have been to an Indian restaurant, you might have tried the after-meal snack called Mukhwas which contains Fennel seeds.
Fennel oil is distilled from the seeds and is effective in relieving all sorts of stomachaches, even those caused by menstrual cramps. The oil calms minor skin irritations and strengthens the lymphatic system. Fennel’s strong digestive properties, along with its natural ability to support the skin, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you’re in need of relief. It is also a great to promote respiratory function.
Fennel is also known for its ability to promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation as well as fighting sweet tooth cravings.
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- Promotes healthy digestion
- Supports a healthy respiratory system
- May help promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation
To support digestion or menstrual issues, blend 3-4 drops with a carrier oil and massage over the affected area and into the soles of the feet. You can also take internally if you’re experiencing a minor stomachache by placing a couple drops in your hot tea.
To use as a flavoring agent, put 1-2 drops in your dish (particularly good in desserts). You can also use fennel to calm cravings by placing a drop below the tongue.
General Methods of Application
- Apply pure locally on the skin (mix 50/50 in a carrier oil for sensitive skin)
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Blend Recipe: Relief for Occasional Digestive Issues
1 drop Ginger Essential Oil
2 drops Fennel Essential Oil
2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
5 drops carrier oil (i.e. coconut oil, olive oil)
If you experience occasional constipation, you can relieve it through an essential oil capsule. Simply add all ingredients in a “00” veggie capsule and, every three hours, ingest until the issue is resolved.
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