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Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)Fennel oil comes from the seeds of the Foeniculum vulgare plant. It has an earthy, herby, spicy scent. It has an diuretic and stimulating effect.


== Properties ==


=== Digestive ===
Relieves indigestion, nausea, vomiting, flatulence and constipation. May cure hiccups.


=== Skin ===
Improves oily skin and the appearance of aging.


=== Caution ===
Don't use fennel oil during pregnancy.
Don't use fennel oil if you have epilepsy.
Fennel oil can have a narcotic effect.