doTERRA Fennel Essential Oil is best known as a powerful ingredient for great digestive health and to improve a sluggish digestion. It can help with gut spasms, acts as a carminative to prevent and relieve gas and bloating and, as a depurative, it has purifying and detoxifying effects. In ancient times, its purifying qualities were thought to drive away unwanted spirits.
Like its root plant, it has a licorice-like flavour and an aroma that’s developed from crushing the seeds of the fennel plant and going through a process of steam distillation.
However, Fennel actually has a surprising number of other applications. It has a long history of use as a weight-loss aid as an appetite suppressant and when eaten, the seeds can stimulate the digestive system. Hence, Fennel seed essential oil can help support weight loss because it can boost your metabolism while suppressing your appetite.
Fennel is also a well-known antiseptic and is great to use on scrapes and wounds. As an expectorant it helps to break down mucus and can help relieve a chesty cough.
It can also be used as a natural laxative to clear the bowels and relieve constipation, but at the same time can also help to clear diarrhea. Along with ginger, peppermint, anise and chamomile, fennel can also alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
It's also a natural breath freshenerand can help bring in the flow of milk for nursing mothers.
Fennel is also known as a high antioxidant compound, which means that it can fight free radicals in the body which aids the anti-ageing process.
On the emotional side, it can help calm the mind, soothe emotions, increase focus and therefore productivity. Similarly, it is calming and soothing to the skin when applied topically and can be energising when used in a massage oil. It it also said that it can promote feelings of courage and build self-confidence. In Roman times they ate fennel to prepare them for war.
- Digestive Health
- Weight loss
- Wound healing
- Bowel clearing and bowel health
- Purifying and detoxifying
- Relieves and prevents gas and bloating
- Improve focus and productivity
- As a flavouring in cooking
- Take one to two drops in water, tea or a veggie capsule to support gut, bowel and digestive issues.
- Run on stomach to relieve gas and bloating - either neat or mixed with fractionated coconut oil.
- Use in a soothing abdominal massage after a big meal
- Take internally for lung and respiratory support
- Drop on a tissue and inhale
dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils represent the purest and most potent oils in the world and have been specifically developed to soothe emotions and help balance hormones. They are one of only two companies whose oils are so pure that you can ingest them, put them directly on your skin undiluted (some oils such as oregano will always need diluting) and even use them diluted on toddlers. Check your bottle of oil and it will warn you not to ingest it, not to put it on your skin undiluted and not to use it on children - it may even have 'poison' written on the bottle. With dōTERRA oils esential oils, you CAN ingest them (those that are edible); you CAN put them on your skin) and CAN use them on youngsters because they're so pure.
Caution: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration in the US. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.