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 essential oil of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) also showed low minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC: 4.375 mg x [mL.sup.-1]) against Candida albicans isolate (24073), however, this was equal to the CMI verified for cumin (Table 2).
Si foliar spraying at concentration of 5 mM increased the yield and percentage of essential oil of fennel by 42 and 20%, respectively, over those of the control.
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).