Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce species. Also known as roman, garden or French fennel. Sweet fennel is distilled from the crushed seeds of the herb whereas bitter fennel is distilled from the whole herb. Sweet fennel is preferred in aromatherapy because it is non-sensitising. A clear essential oil with a deep, sweet, aniseed-like aroma.
A classic digestive remedy that warms and harmonises.
Methods of use: Bath massage and vaporisation.
Cautions: Not to be used during pregnancy – Do not use on children – Not for use by epileptics – Care with sensitive skin use a low dilution 1 or ½ % and do a patch test before use.