Essential oils can help you lose weight. They work on the part of the brain that deals with satiety, as well as in the breakdown and release of unwanted fat and toxins from the body. They can speed up your metabolism, aid in digestion, and boost your energy.
Fennel seed is commonly used in cooking and as an alternative medicine remedy. These medicinal properties come from the various components of the essential oil of fennel, including Alpha Pinene, Anisic Aldehyde, Cineole, Fenchone, Limonene, Myrcene, Methyl Chavicol and Trans Anethole.
Fennel seed has powerful antioxidant properties and fights free radicals and irritation. It provides amazing digestive support and can help you to lose weight and curb your appetite.
Weight Loss Benefits
Fennel seed essential oil can help support weight loss because it can boost your metabolism while suppressing your appetite.
Fennel seed essential oil may have a positive role in supporting weight loss as both a metabolic enhancer and an appetite suppressant. One study found that drinking fennel tea decreases hunger, increases feelings of fullness, and means less food consumed.
Fennel essential oil helps break up”fat deposits in the bloodstream to be used as energy. Using energy sources the body already has stored can reduce the cravings for food. A German study found that overweight participants who supplemented with fennel seed oil consumed less food with the obvious knock on weight benefits.
Fennel essential oils contain melatonin, which is a hormone that regulates the circadian rhythms that regulate the brains wake and sleep cycles.
In 2011, Researchers at the University of Granada performed a study that showed melatonin, which is a natural hormone that regulates healthy sleep patterns, also helps helps control weight gain.
Fennel is an anti-spasmodic and chewing the seeds can help to relieve hunger pangs.
A research group at the School of Nursing, Eulji University, in Korea, found that inhaling fennel essential oil promoted food digestion and lowered caloric intake in rats.
Fennel can also naturally increase frequency of urination and reduce water weight.
How to use fennel essential oil for weight loss
- Add 2 drops of fennel essential oil in a glass of warm water to lose weight and curb your appetite
- You can pour a few drops of fennel essential oil to your bathtub filled with warm water and take a bath.
- Another option, you can also add some drops of this essential oil to coconut oil or olive oil and then massage it on the area where fat accumulates for about 30 minutes. Finally, rinse off this oil with clean water.
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