The oil of fennel has certain compounds that contribute to its antiseptic properties. Under this property, fennel oil can protect wounds from becoming septic. It is also found to be effective in preventing incisions from becoming septic or getting infected with tetanus, particularly after surgeries, caesarian deliveries, and other more severe wounds.
Spasms can be fatal if not treated properly. Seizures are unwanted and abnormal contractions in respiratory tracts, intestines, muscles, or nerves, resulting in continuous coughing, hiccups, acute pain and pulling sensation in the bowels, cramps, muscle tears, convulsions, or epileptic attacks. If not treated in time, a patient may have acute pain in the intestines or may run out of breath in cases of coughs and hiccups and could even die. Fennel oil has a relaxing effect on nerves, muscles, organs, and the respiratory system, and it calms spasmodic attacks, giving quick relief for the previously mentioned situations.
Smoothens Bowel Movements
Aperitif is a similar property to purgative, but a little milder. An aperitif acts more on the intestinal peristaltic motion, rather than by adding to the bulk of bowel. Fennel oil can help to clear the intestines and provide relief from constipation.
As a carminative, fennel oil makes gases escape from intestines and can give a person immense relief from problems such as indigestion, restlessness, pain in the abdomen, stomach, and chest, as well as lessen hypertension. It also has another benefit of not letting additional gases form. It is perfect for people with chronic gas trouble.
Fennel oil is a capable worm destroyer. It kills the worms and their spores in the intestines and the excretory tracts. This is great for children, who frequently suffer from parasitic infections, and can prevent malnourishment or stunted growth.
Fennel oil increases the frequency of urination and the quantity of urine, thus helping not only remove excess water, sodium, uric acid, bile salts, and other toxic elements from the body but also lowering blood pressure, cleansing the kidneys and reducing fat. There is just one thing to remember; if you are not suffering from swelling or accumulation of water in the body, then you should drink more water when taking fennel oil since persistent urination can cause dehydration.
Women who have problems with irregular, obstructed or painful menstruation can benefit from the emmenagogue property of fennel oil. Not only does it help to clear obstructed menses and make them regular, but it also gives relief from the other symptoms associated with periods such as headaches, pain in the abdominal area, dizziness, and mood swings. It also helps to prevent untimely or premature menopause.
This oil can play an essential role for lactating mothers. It can increase the amount of milk in them by boosting the production of a hormone called estrogen. This benefits the baby as well as the mother. This milk also inherits some of the carminative and digestive properties of fennel oil and protects the baby from flatulence, indigestion, and gas, which are very common in infants.
Fennel oil is a good laxative and benefits in both chronic and acute constipation. However, unlike synthetic laxatives, it has no side effects and can be used regularly.
Acts as Stimulant
Fennel oil acts as an emmenagogue, galactagogue, and diuretic due to a single property, which is its stimulating quality. Being a stimulant, it promotes all the activities going on inside the body. It stimulates the brain and neural activity, nervous system, secretions from endocrine and exocrine glands (including the flow of milk, sebum, sweat, tears, urine, and discharges during menses), digestive system, and excretory system. This stimulating effect also helps to overcome fatigue, dizziness, and depression.
Keeps Stomach Healthy
Being a stomachic means being a protector of the stomach. Fennel oil helps keep the stomach healthy and functioning correctly and maintains the normal function of all the secretions of digestive acids and bile. Furthermore, it protects the stomach from infections and ulcers, thus ensuring the all-around health and wellness of the stomach.
Just as stomachic means something is good for the stomach, splenic means something that is good for the spleen. The spleen plays a vital role in our body as it is involved in the production of lymphocytes and red blood cells. A healthy spleen results in the right level of red blood cells and more healthy and active life. Fennel oil helps to maintain the spleen and keeps it toned. It also protects it from various infections.
This means an agent which tones and boosts health. Fennel oil works as a tonic by toning all the systems that function in the body, such as the respiratory, digestive, nervous and excretory systems, while also facilitating the absorption of nutrients in the body, thereby increasing strength and boosting immunity.
Purifies the Blood
Fennel oil does the work of a detoxifier and purifies the blood, and is therefore considered a depurative. It helps blood empty itself of blood urea, uric acid and certain unwanted hormones, which are the primary toxins found in our bloodstream. Apart from this, it also balances sodium level in the blood and helps in the removal of other toxic substances that get into the blood from external sources.
Fights Chronic Cough
Fennel oil has proven to be effective in providing relief from the depositions of mucus and phlegm that lead to congestion of the nasal tract, larynx, pharynx, bronchi, and lungs due to cold and viral infection. It is particularly effective against frequent or chronic coughs.