Fennel, also known as Foeniculum vulgare, is a flowering plant that is actually in the carrot family. Coming from the Mediterranean, fennel has been naturalized across the planet. It is a very hardy herb that features distinct yellow flowers. Fennel and fennel essential oil has a savoury-sweet and strong flavour of licorice. It is most commonly used in cooking.
Fennel essential oil is steam distilled from crushed fennel seeds. This oil is very potent and used across the cosmetic and food industries. It is made up of monoterpenes and other chemical compounds known to have uplifting and energizing properties.
Fennel is mainly known for its culinary uses and as a mouth freshener, how natural!