F is for Frankincese & Fennel

Fennel:                    Foeniculum vulgare                 Keyword: Normalising

Amphora fennel

Fennel

This herb was cultivated by the Romans, and has traditionally been used in cooking to combat obesity. It has a reputation in increasing the milk flow in nursing mother’s. It is a common ingredient in gripe water, and gives an aniseed aroma to things.

Useful in symptoms of IBS, bloatedness, flatulence, indigestion.

I have found Green Magic to be excellent for symptoms of IBS too.

Chakra: 2nd Sacral

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Frankincense:                       Boswellia carterii                                       Keyword Rejuvenating

Also called Olibanum, this oil is extracted from the gum, and has been prized for centuries.

Amphora Frankincense

Frankincense

It is famous for it’s reference in the Bible as being one of the gifts of the Magi. It has a warm spicy scent, and it is a helpful aid to meditation. The Frankincense trade route was highly profitable.

Often used in face creams and skin care products and perfumes.

Physical conditons are those where “weeping” is a symptom, so cracked weeping skin, as in in abscesses or ulcers.

It can be useful in episodes of prolonged grief, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia. Frankincense is commonly used in burners for meditaiotn and religious rituals.

Chakra: 7th Crown

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Tomorrow is G for Geranium & Grapefruit

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