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Fennel seeds
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Fennel oil comes from the seeds of the Foeniculum vulgare plant. It has an earthy, herby, spicy scent. It has an diuretic and stimulating effect.

PropertiesEdit

 
Fennel essential oil.

DigestiveEdit

Relieves indigestion, nausea, vomiting, flatulence and constipation. May cure hiccups.

SkinEdit

Improves oily skin and the appearance of aging.

CautionEdit

  • Don't use fennel oil during pregnancy.
  • Don't use fennel oil if you have epilepsy.
  • Fennel oil can have a narcotic effect.