Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare Dolce)

Anis, aromatic, herbaceous

Source

Fennel is grown in the Mediterranean basin, Russia, China, Argentina and the United States.

Extraction Method

Essence of fennel is extracted through steam distillation of the seeds.

Use

Essence of sweet fennel is used in fougere compounds. Essence of bitter fennel is more used in food than in perfumery.

History

In the Middle Ages, people ate fennel as an appetite-suppressant during times of fasting imposed by the church. American Puritans traditionally take fennel and anis seeds to church to eat discreetly during the service. Medicinal properties A stimulant in bath water. Purifies greasy skin; cleanses and softens hands. Reduces swelling around the eyes. Its odor stimulates the circulation.

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