Botanical Family: Apiaceae or Umbelliferae (parsley)
Plant Origin: Hungary
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from the crushed seeds (fruit)
Key Constituents: Trans- Anethol (60-80%), Frenchone + Linalol (12-16%), Alpha-Pinene (3-5%), Methyl Chavicol (2-5%)
ORAC: 238,400 mTE/100g
Historical Data: Believed to ward off evil spirits and to protect against spell cast by witches during medieval times. Springs were hung over doors to fend off evil phantasms. For hundreds of years, fennel seeds have been used as a digestive aid and to balance menstrual cycles. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, the Eber Papyrus (dating from 16th century B.C.), an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes. It was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179).
Medical Properties: Antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, estrogen-like, digestive aid, antiparasitic (worms), antiseptic, antispasmodic, analgesic, increases metabolism.
USES: Diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis/rheumatism, urinary tract infection, fluid retention, intestinal parasites, menstrual problems/PMS, digestive problems.
Application: : Dilute 1 part essential oil with 1 part V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or other pure vegetable oil; (1) apply 2-4 drops on location, (2) apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points, (3) inhale directly, (4) diffuse, or (5) take as dietary supplement.
Caution: Avoid using if epileptic
Found in: ComforTone, Detoxzyme, Di-Gize, Dragon Time, Essntialzyme, Estro, FemiGen, Juva Flex, Power Meal, Prenolone Plus Body Crteam.