Fennel Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare
  • Alternative Names: Sweet fennel
  • Botanical Family: Apiaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Benzene
  • Other Main Constituents: Anethole, Limonene
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Seed

Analysis and evaluation of the antimicrobial and anticancer activities of the essential oil isolated from Foeniculum vulgare from Hamedan, Iran

Akhbari M, Kord R, Jafari Nodooshan S, Hamedi S Natural Product Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: In this study, biological properties of the essential oil isolated from seeds of Foeniculum vulgare (F. vulgare) were evaluated. GC-MS analysis revealed Trans-Anethole (80.63%), L-Fenchone (11.57%), Estragole (3.67%) and Limonene (2.68%) were the major compounds of the essential oil. Antibacterial activity… Read more »

Essential oils of culinary herbs and spices display agonist and antagonist activities at human aryl hydrocarbon receptor AhR

Bartoňková I, Dvořák Z Food Chemistry & Toxicology ABSTRACT: Essential oils (EOs) of culinary herbs and spices are used to flavor, color and preserve foods and drinks. Dietary intake of EOs is significant, deserving an attention of toxicologists. We examined the effects of 31 EOs of culinary herbs and spices on the transcriptional activity of human… Read more »

Chemical Composition, Cytotoxic, Apoptotic and Antioxidant Activities of Main Commercial Essential Oils in Palestine: A Comparative Study

A Al-Tamimi M, Rastall B, M Abu-Reidah I Medicines (Basel), 2016 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) are complex mixtures of several components gifted with a wide array of biological activities. The present research was designed to evaluate whether commercial essential oils could be effective by examining their in vitro antioxidant, cytotoxic, and apoptotic properties of nine commercially available EOs… Read more »

The effect of fennel essential oil in combination with antibiotics on Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from carriers

Kwiatkowski P, Mnichowska-Polanowska M, Pruss A, Masiuk H, Dzięcioł M, Giedrys-Kalemba S, Sienkiewicz M Burns, 2017 ABSTRACT: An increase in the number of staphylococcal infections and carriers among medical staff has forced us to seek more and more effective antibacterial agents. Bacteria from the Staphylococcus genus possessing different mechanisms of resistance are the cause of… Read more »

Cytotoxicity of the Essential Oil of Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) from Tajikistan

Sharopov F, Valiev A, Satyal P, Gulmurodov I, Yusufi S, Setzer WN, Wink M Foods, 2017 ABSTRACT: The essential oil of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is rich in lipophilic secondary metabolites, which can easily cross cell membranes by free diffusion. Several constituents of the oil carry reactive carbonyl groups in their ring structures. Carbonyl groups can… Read more »

Anethole Inhibits The Proliferation Of Human Prostate Cancer Cells Via Induction Of Cell Cycle Arrest And Apoptosis

Elkady AI Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 2017 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer-associated mortality is increasing at an alarming rate, which highlights the inevitability for unearthing novel agent for the management of this disease. Anethole, a major constituent of Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) essential oil, is widely used in folk medicine; it possesses anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and tumoricidal potentialities…. Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

Antitumor phenylpropanoids found in essential oils

Carvalho AA, Andrade LN, de Sousa ÉB, de Sousa DP Biomed Research International, 2015  ABSTRACT: The search for new bioactive substances with anticancer activity and the understanding of their mechanisms of action are high-priorities in the research effort toward more effective treatments for cancer. The phenylpropanoids are natural products found in many aromatic and medicinal… Read more »

Plant Secondary Metabolites as Rodent Repellents: a Systematic Review

Hansen SC, Stolter C, Imholt C, Jacob J J Chem Ecol, 2016 ABSTRACT: The vast number of plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) produced by higher plants has generated many efforts to exploit their potential for pest control. We performed a systematic literature search to retrieve relevant publications, and we evaluated these according to PSM groups to… Read more »

Essential oils from Apiaceae as valuable resources in neurological disorders: Foeniculi vulgare aetheroleum

Cioancaa O, Hancianua M, Mirceab C, Trifana A, Hritcuc L Industrial Crops and Products, 2016 ABSTRACT: Used as a spice and to improve the palatability of different meat and vegetable dishes, common fennel, Foeniculum vulgare Mill. (Apiaceae), was a traditional remedy for the relief of spasms and colic due to gas accumulation, to stimulate gastrointestinal… Read more »