Fennel is a plant and an herb.
- botanical information
- nutritional information
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- Goddesses and deities
- cautions and contraindications
Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare
Common name: fennel
French name: fenouil
nutritional value per 100 grams:
- Calories: 28 calories
- Proteins: 2.8 grams
- Fat: 0.4 grams
- Carbohydrates: 5.0 grams
- high in Vitamin A
- high in Vitamin C
- high in calcium
- high in iron
Astrological planet: Mercury
magickal correspondences and uses:
Western element: fire
Magickal uses: physical health, protection, and banishing ill-intended magick
Mercury spells: Fennel (as herb or essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Mercury matters (overcoming addiction, breaking bad habits, communication, divination, eloquence, intelligence, mental powers, psychic powers, self-improvement, study, travel, and wisdom). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Mercury for a list of herbal substitutes for fennel.
Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.
deities associated with fennel:
- Prometheus (Greek God)
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Fennel is believed to be safe.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
See also: herbs.