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FENNEL SEED OIL
Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Alternate Names: Hinojo, Xiao Hue Xiang (Chinese), Finocchio, Carosella
Parts Used: Seeds (most medicinal), leaves.
Properties: Antispasmodic, Aromatic, Carminative, Diuretic, Expectorant, Galactagogue, Laxative, Sedative, Stimulant, Stomach Tonic.
Internal Uses: Bladder Irritation, Colic, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Fever, Flatulence, Gout, Hiccups, Indigestion, Jaundice, Kidney Stones, Laryngitis, Nausea, Obesity, Rheumatism, Stomachache, Teething, Wheezing
Internal Applications: Tea, Tincture, Capsules.
The seeds are used as an appetite suppressant. It also helps to disperse congestion in the liver. It is a naturally sweet flavor that stabilizes blood sugar levels. Fennel is believed to relax the smooth muscles in the digestive tract.
Topical Uses: Eye Strain, Laryngitis, Wrinkles
Topical Applications: Tea of seeds is used as an eyewash for eyestrain. Poultice herb is used in facial steams, anti-wrinkle creams, perfume, toothpaste and soup. Oil and liniment used for muscular toning. Gargle for hoarseness.
Culinary uses: Leaves are cooked as a vegetable, added to soups or eaten raw in salads. Seeds can flavor fish, pastries, pickles, sauerkraut and tomato sauces. Chewing the seeds after a meal freshens the breath. Used in liqueurs.
Energetics: Pungent, Sweet, Warm, Dry.
Chemical Constituents: Essential Oil (anethole, estragol, fenchone, pinene, limonene), phenolic ether, flavonoids, coumarins, stigmasterol, vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, potassium, phosphorus.
Contraindications: Excess use can over-stimulate the nervous system.
Comments: The name fennel is derived from the Latin, foenum, meaning 'hay' due to the finely divided leaves of the fennel plant. Ancient Greek athletes ate Fennel seed so they would gain strength, but not weight. During the Middle Ages the seeds would be chewed to stave off hunger during fasts and during long church sermons. Eating the leaves is a traditional eye, brain and memory tonic.
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EGYPTION FENNEL OIL SPECIFICATION DATA SHEET
Product Description :- The Volatile Oil Obtained By Steam Distillation Of Dried Seeds Or Fruits Of Foeniculum Vulgare Plant.
Common Name :- Fennel Oil
Synonyms :- Fennel Sweet Oil
Botanical Name :- Foeniculum Vulgare
Country Of Origin :- Egypt
Part Of The Plant Used :- Seeds (Fruits)
Extraction Method :- Steam Distillation Of Dried Seeds
CAS NO. :- 8006-84-6
EINECS NO. :- N/A
FEMA NO. :- 2428
Appearance :- Thin Clear Liquid
Color :- Colorless , Light Yellow To Golden Yellow
Odor :- Characteristic Of Plant
Refractive Index at 20°C.:- 1.530 to 1.550
Optical Rotation at 20°C :- +5 to +20
Specific Gravity at 20°C :- 0.950 to 0.970
Shelf Life :- 36 Months with Proper Storage
Storage :- Store in a cool place in closed container at or below 10°C in dark place
Paking :- Glass Aluminium OR Tin –lined container OR polyethelene drum
Quality :- 100% Pure & Natural
Solubility :- Soluble In Alcohol & Oils Insoluble In Water
Chemical Data by GC, FID:
Compounds Name :- Percentage
Alpha-Pinene :- 0.20 to 1.5%
Limonene :- 5 to 10%
1,8 Cineole :-0.2 to 1.3%
Fenchone :- 1 to 5%
Methyl Chavicol (Estragol) :- 65 to 85%
Trans-Anethol :- 0.4 to 3%