Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare dulce * Plant Part: Seeds * Extraction Method: Steam Distilled * Origin: Hungary * Description: Fennel is a perennial herb up to 2 meters high with feathery leaves and golden yellow flowers* Color: Clear to pale yellow liquid* Common Uses: Fennel Sweet Essential Oil is credited with being an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, stimulant, splenic, stomachic, and as a vermifuge. It is also believed to be invigorating, restoring, stimulating, and warming* Consistency: Thin * Note: Top * Strength of Aroma: Medium * Blends well with: Bergamot, Lavender, Frankincense and Rose* Aromatic Scent: Fennel Sweet Essential Oil has a spicy, sweet scent. The scent is similar to that of black licorice* History: Fennel comes from the Latin word 'foenum' which means 'hay'. It is a herb of ancient repute, believed to encourage longevity, courage and strength. The Romans valued it for its digestive properties and the Greeks believed it to be a slimming herb* Cautions: May cause skin irritation. Dilute well before use. Avoid use during pregnancy.