Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tip Tuesday-Fennel Oil

My sweet little Babs is my projectile vomiter.  I have no one to blame but myself.  It was programmed into her DNA and comes directly from me.  My all time record is approximately six feet, past a full size vanity, a walled in ventilation shaft and a toilet, finally landing in the tub.  I'm still apologizing to my mom for that particular incident.  

Last year, the sensitivities of our tummies prompted me to ask my friend (I call her my Voodoo Guru) if there was anything she recommended for this particular issue.  This is the same friend who told me about peppermint oil for migraines (life changing!) so I know she knows what she's talking about.  And she recommended fennel oil. 

So I ordered that fennel oil and it was so effective that neither of my children got sick for over six month.  Now that is some seriously good results! 

In all seriousness, I wholly attribute our lack of illness to taking a probiotic everyday.  We were sick every single week for two and a half long months.  Once we started taking the probiotic we were blessedly healthy.  I highly recommend it. 

Back to the fennel oil.....I didn't end up needing it at all during last year's cold and flu season.  This past August (oddly) the girls got a little bug.  Mostly just a fever and feeling icky.  But then Lolly (again, oddly) was the unfortunate one to lose her lunch.  So I promptly gave her fennel oil and she felt much better.  Then I gave Babs some fennel oil in an attempt to prevent an unpleasant incident.  And it WORKED! 

Narcotics and I do not get along.  Honestly, my body doesn't appreciate about 90% of the prescriptions out there.  Anyway, as much as narcotics and I don't get along, shoulder surgery and no pain relief wasn't a great option either.  I had terrible nausea but the fennel oil actually helped.  I used it several times and although the relief was not instant, it was definite.  Plus, it tastes like black licorice so it's not exactly painful to use. 

Plus, fennel oil can also increase your milk supply if you're breast feeding.  I don't know this from personal experience but it did help a friend of mine.  Just don't take it for more than 10 days at a time.

To conclude.....fennel oil=good!  


Jessica G. said...

Is fennel oil easy to find, like from a health food store, or do you need to order it online?
And hey! I had shoulder surgery, too! :)

Kristina P. said...

You are one of those crazy oil ladies now!

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