Fennel oil has sweet taste, it comes from crushed fennel seeds (Foeniculumvulgare). Fennel oil is best known as a powerful ingredient for good digestive health, it helps to prevent gas and bloating. It also has purifying and detoxifying effects. It is an antiseptic oil which helps to reduce gut spasms. It is an expectorant,it also helps to increase the flow of breast milk and is a natural laxative and even a mouth freshener!
Fennel oil was used in food and medicine. Chinese use it as a remedy for snake bites. It is also hung over doorways to drive away evil spirits.
In present times, sweet fennel oil is used mostly for medicinal purposes, such as killing parasitic worms and their spores in the intestines and excretory tracts, and as a laxative with no side effects.
It is also used for cosmetic purposes, especially as an ingredient in massage oils, perfumes, toothpastes, and soaps.