Thursday, September 30, 2010

Healing With Fennel Oil

morning tweety Pictures, Images and PhotosG'morning!  I *hope* today finds you in good health and good spirits. I slept well last night and am ready to start this day.

I would also like to say, essential oils can be wonderful, but please talk to your doctor before using any oils, especially if you are taking medications, as these can react to one another. 

 I am just giving you information, it is up to you to do your own investigating to determine if essential oils are safe for you as an individual.

Today I am going to share with you the herb Fennel, it's a versatile aromatherapy oil that regulates and balances your bod's system. Fennel is to be used sparingly as prolonged use could potentially do more harm than good.

So if you would like to (or have a need to) balance your hormones, ease water retention and aid digestion, then you are in the right place.

Read on m'friends, then have a wonderful day!


Healing With Fennel

Warming and stimulating Fennel is a great digestive tonic. The seeds of the herb are crushed to give a strongly scented, sweet, peppery oil. It has an enlivening, energizing and revitalizing effect on the mind and body but needs to be used sparingly.

Fennel's main action is on the digestion, where it has a regulating and "unblocking" action, effective in relieving nausea, indigestion, constipation and flatulence. ( I know a few people that could really use this oil!)

Use Fennel to detoxify your body as it acts as a tonic for the kidneys, liver and spleen. It is also a diuretic, promoting the flow of urine and helping to reduce fluid retention in tissues, so it is especially useful before your period. Fennel also helps regulate your periods.

Active Ingredients Of Fennel Oil

Fennel Oil is mainly composed of Phenolic Ethers and Keontes with traces of Aldehydes and Monoterpenes. This makes it a very potent oil which can have dramatic effects. It is best used in low concentrations.

Ketones~Around 15% of Fennel oil is made up of the Ketone Fenchone. Ketones have analgesic and digestive properties but can be hazardous if used over prolonged periods of time or in high doses. Take extra care with the oil, especially when using it in massage blends.

Phenolic Ethers~The oils principle chemicals are Anethole and Methyl Chavicol. These are highly antiseptic and stimulate the immune and nervous systems. They are also neurotoxic and potentially carcinogenic. As over 70% of Fennel oil is made up of these compounds, the oil should be used sparingly.

Using Fennel Oil

I am going to put these blends down, but again please use sparingly and talk to your doctor first before using!

Regulating Periods~To treat irregular periods, apply to your abdomen a compress soaked in a large bowl of water containing:
  • 2 drops Basil
  • 2 drops Fennel
  • 2 drops Melissa

As A General Tonic For The Reproductive System~Massage the stomach and back with:
  • 4 drops Cypress
  • 4 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Fennel
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond

Circulation Stimulant

Ease Swollen Feet~Cypress acts as a tonic to the circulatory system  complimenting Fennel's "moving" action. Ease Puffy swollen feet and ankles with:
  • 5 drops Cypress
  • 5drops Fennel
  • 1 tbsp Grapeseed

Relieve Painful Gout~Gently massage with:
  • 3 drops Fennel
  • 6 Juniper
  • 6 drops Lemon
  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed

Okay.....this is a short post today.....again I stress; Please read the whole post before using as there are often warnings. Please talk to your doctor before using. I am only giving information here and different oils have different cautions for different people. So please be cautious.

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