Santa Bianca


Wild Fennel

Wild Fennel

Wild Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare

Its Greek name is Marathon, the same as the plain where the Greeks defeated the Persians.
This plant loves rocky soils, riverbeds, old walls, and cliffs.
Pliny claimed that after shedding their skin, snakes rubbed against this plant to restore their sight.
It is harvested near the Podere, in the valley floor of the river Cecina.
The essential oil is steam-distilled from the whole plant, when flowering is not too far along.
It has a fresh and spicy aroma.

Quantity: 4 ml
Origin: Santa Bianca
Cultivation: organic



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Wild Fennel

Its influence is much appreciated in uncertain situations, where we need to hold our nerve, defend our position but at the same time also carefully observe how events develop.
It stimulates the appetite, it relaxes abdominal muscles, it has diuretic and depurative properties. Very useful in case of colitis, recommended for nausea, low breast milk supply, hiccups, and headaches. It is also an expectorant.

Suggested uses:

  • Home diffuser: add between 3 and 6 drops to 100 ml of water
  • Bathtub: emulsify 8-10 drops of essential oil with coarse salt — or alternatively milk, cream, or honey — to add to the hot water (so that the oil doesn’t evaporate due to the heat)
  • Massages: we recommend to dilute 2-3 drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil
  • Cosmetics: add 2-3 drops of essential oil to one tablespoon of natural moisturizer
  • Food: we recommend 1-2 drops per 100 gr of food, to add after cooking (we suggest to always start with the lower dose and then increase it later, if preferred). This essential oil is perfect for the preparation of some cocktails.

Caution: do not use in case of chronic diseases, pregnancy, or when breastfeeding.
If in doubt, please consult your doctor/naturopath.