Fennel Essential Oil Health Benefits
Given below is a list of medicinal properties of fennel essential oil.
The essential oil of fennel has certain compounds which contribute to its antiseptic properties. By virtue of this property, fennel oil can protect wounds from becoming septic. It is also found to be effective in preventing incisions from becoming septic or getting infected with tetanus, particularly after surgeries, caesarian deliveries, and other more serious wounds.
Spasms can be fatal if not treated properly. Spasms are unwanted and abnormal contractions in respiratory tracts, intestines, muscles, or nerves, resulting in continuous coughing, hiccups, acute pain and pulling sensation in the intestines, cramps, muscle pulls, convulsions, or epileptic attacks. If not treated in time, a patient may have acute pain in the intestines or may run out of breath in cases of coughs and hiccups and could even die. Fennel essential oil has a relaxing effect on nerves, muscles, intestines, and the respiratory system and it pacifies spasmodic attacks, giving quick relief for the previously mentioned situations.
Acts as Stimulant
Fennel oil acts as an emmenagogue, galactagogue, and diuretic due to a single property, which is its stimulating quality. Being a stimulant, it promotes all the activities going on inside the body. It stimulates the brain and neural activity, nervous system, secretions from endocrine and exocrine glands (including the secretion of milk, sebum, sweat, tears, urine, and discharges during menses), digestive system, and excretory system. This stimulating effect also helps to overcome fatigue, dizziness, and depression.
This means an agent which tones and boosts health. Fennel oil works as a tonic by toning all the systems that function in the body, such as the respiratory, digestive, nervous and excretory systems, while also facilitating the absorption of nutrients in the body, thereby increasing strength and boosting immunity.
Purifies the Blood
Fennel oil does the work of a detoxifier and purifies the blood, and is therefore considered a depurative. Actually, it helps blood empty itself of blood urea, uric acid and certain unwanted hormones, which are the primary toxins found in our bloodstream. Apart from this, it also balances sodium level in the blood and helps in the removal of other toxic substances which get into the blood from external sources.
Fights Chronic Cough
Fennel oil has proven to be effective in providing relief from the depositions of mucus and phlegm that lead to congestion of the nasal tract, larynx, pharynx, bronchi, and lungs due to cold and viral infection. It is particularly effective against frequent or chronic coughs.
Fennel oil reduces obesity, wrinkles on the skin, and can be used to address insect bites and colic, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, hiccups, dyspepsia, rheumatism, and excess cellulite.
Blending: Fennel oil blends well with Sandalwood, Lavender, Geranium and Rose oils.