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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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


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%