Folklore: During Medieval times, fennel was believed to ward off evil spirits and to block spells cast by witches.
Historical Uses: The ancient Egyptians and Romans awarded garlands of fennel as praise to victorious warriors because fennel was believed to bestow strength, courage, and longevity.
It has been used for thousands of years for snakebite, to stave off hunger pains, to tone the female reproductive system, for earaches, eye problems, insect bites, kidney complaints, lung infections, and to expel worms.
Other Possible Uses: Fennel oil may be used for colic, stimulating the cardiovascular system, constipation, digestion (supports the liver), balancing hormones, kidney stones, nausea, obesity, supporting pancreatic function, and PMS. It may break up fluids and toxins, and cleanse the tissues.
Body System(s) Affected: Digestive and Hormonal Systems.
Aromatic Influence: It influences and increases longevity, courage, and purification. It stimulates sympathetic nervous system activity.
Usage Instructions Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse.
Safety Data: Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization. Use with caution if susceptible to epilepsy. Use with caution during pregnancy.
Blend Classification: Equalizer and Modifier.
Blends With: Basil, geranium, lavender, lemon, rosemary, and sandalwood.
Odor: Type: Top to Middle Notes (20–80% of the blend); Scent: Sweet, somewhat spicy, licorice-like; Intensity: 4.