oil of fennel

oil of fen·nel

volatile oil from the dried fruit of Foeniculum vulgare (family Umbelliferae). An aromatic oil with the odor and taste of fennel, similar to anise; used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals. Has been used as a carminative.
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The effect of date of sowing and plant spacing on yield of seed and volatile oil of fennel (Foeniculum vulgar Mill.
The main constituent of the essential oil of Fennel, trans-anethol, dianethol and further oligomers with their estrogenic effect are described to be the actual pharmacologically active agents of the plant (Puelo, 1980).
The essential oil of fennel is used to flavor different food preparations and in perfumery industries.