Fennel has been used since ancient times as a digestive aid and was said to ‘provide strength, courage and longevity’ (we make no promises!).
Nature/Essence – Balancing & Cleansing
Fennel can be used for dull, mature skin however may cause sensitisation so use well diluted and with care.
Fennel’s primary action is as a digestive tonic, aiding digestion and soothing nausea, bloating, flatulence and colic. It can be very helpful for constipation, massaged in a clockwise direction on the abdomen, and aids removal of toxins and fluid retention (popular in cellulite and detoxifying blends). Fennel has expectorant and antispasmodic effects to ease coughs and bronchitis. It is also said to promote breast milk in nursing mothers and has been used for both menopausal and menstrual symptoms.
Fennel is said to be warming to the emotions and provide strength during hard times.