Fennel, Sweet

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Fennel, Sweet

Foeniculum vulgare

Umbellifereae family

Grown and steam distilled in Hungary from the seeds of organically grown plants.

Fennel has great use as a flavoring as well as aromatherapy—its use in perfumery is limited. It’s also well known for digestive properties, as evidenced by its wide use in both liquors and medicaments.

 

Arctander is quite dismissive of fennel, honestly, as he is with anise. He says it’s hardly more than an anethole, modified with limonene, phellandrene and trace elements of other components. This quite snippy entry is perhaps understandable when we remind ourselves that he’s a perfume guy and less interested in flavors and not interested at all in aromatherapy.

 

He does say

Sweet fennel oil is a colorless or pale yellow liquid with a very sweet, but slightly earthy or peppery-spicy odor and a clean, sweet-aromatic dryout. There is a hint of a fruity-fresh topnote in fresh oils. The flavor is warm-spicy, aromatic, then sweet and only faintly burning.

The oils is still used in some perfume types, eg chypre, fougère, etc but is used more extensively in flavor work, e.g. liquors, licorice candy, cough drops, lozenges, etc.

 

Battaglia says

 

Analgesic

Anti-inflammatory

Antiseptic

Antispasmodic

Apertive

Carminative

Cholagogic

Depurative

Digestive stimulant

Diuretic

Emmenogogue

Expectorant

Galactagogue

Splenic

Stomachic

 

For more information on the uses and indications of fennel, a good book to consult is the Complete Guide to Aromatherapy.

 

Lovely April

 

April has a lovely appearance.

The clocks are set forward by one hour.

April showers fetch May flowers.

The soil is kept moist by gentle rains.

On the kitten's paws in the early dawn.

Soft, soothing breezes soothe the senses.

And ocean sounds to soothe your soul.

It's time to let it arise; April has arrived.

 

Even in April, the nights still cold.

During the day, it was pretty calm.

It's difficult for us to observe the flowers.

Overshadowed by the shower glower.

The flowers bloom with the moment.

Followed by the leaves in April and May.

Filling the flowers with a delicate beauty?

There were a lot of flowery, citrusy scents.

Licorice with fennel and aniseed flavors.

 

The happiest time of the year.

Summer and spring are merrier.  

We sowed the seeds in the garden.

After the last frost had passed.

Most likely, we're eager to yield it a whirl.

To feel the warm scent of April.

It's optimistic and charming.

 

As it stretches, and as we admire.

The month of April brings sureness

various types of tinny songbirds are active.

By tomorrow, April will have moved on.

I'm ecstatic with the lovely May blossoms.

April will conceal tomorrow's tears and redness.

April is a month of sobriety.

April shudders at the fun life.

 

Faith and hope are constant companions.

We're thinking around our rebirth.

Anything that is in the routine of being renewed.

There will be a lot of family pets and newborns.

Thank you for resurrecting the dazzles, April.

We've been dealing with heavy snow for months.

God was merciful, and the earth was in his hands.

In April, this is a symbol of God's line with the spirit.

Creating a delighted and equitable society.

 

----Lasaad Tayeb

 

Safety Warning


As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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