The Egyptians and the Romans set the standard for the use of this therapeutic herb. These ancient empires utilized fennel in medicine and for spiritual purposes, deeming it worthy of prompting endurance in battle and strengthening circulatory, digestive, and respiratory function.
Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties made it a go-to for snake bites, while its natural hormonal-balancing properties enabled this oils use in female reproductive health.
The following are another five ways to use fennel. Dilute 1:1 with a carrier oil, unless directed otherwise.
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Spearmint, or Mentha spicata if you prefer to sound smart, is widely used in toothpaste. You have probably eaten candy that delivers the minty spearmint flavor as well. As an essential oil, spearmint is well known as a digestive system support. But the following 7 uses for spearmint as an aromatherapy treatment are not as widely known.
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Are you easily distracted?
Try using basil essential oil to help sharpen focus. Often used in cooking, basil offers a number of health benefits whether taken internally or applied aromatically or topically. The oil possesses natural cooling properties when it comes to the skin helping relieve minor skin irritations.
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Also known as Lemon Balm, Melissa Essential Oil is regularly used in the perfume industry and, because the plant yields only a small amount of oil, it’s one of the priciest oils on the market. The oils aroma simultaneously calms and uplifts the spirit, while providing antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and digestive properties. What do these properties do?
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Used in cooking since the dawn of time – or at least since Man began to spice and season – it comes as no surprise that oregano supports digestive function. What may be surprising is that this ‘hot’ oil also possesses essential immune supportive and respiratory enhancing properties, including antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, and disinfectant activities.
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Lavender is renowned for its soothing and calming scent, an aromatic note which helps ease anxiety and stress. With its antiseptic, disinfectant, and anti-inflammatory properties, the gentle oil has a history of use in relieving skin irritations, including burns, cuts, bruises, rashes, and innumerable skin conditions.
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