Microcapsules containing Sweet Fennel essential oil

01. Product description

Dry microcapsules obtained by coacervation containing sweet fennel essential oil, obtained from the fruits of the Foeniculum vulgare var dulce plant. The microencapsulated formula allows a slow release of the oil, for a prolonged beneficial effect, and is indicated for the formulation of solid oral forms (hard capsules, dispersible single-dose sachets). The size of the capsules is between 100 and 600 μm, with an oil content of up to 85%.

02. General information

Sweet fennel essential oil counts several phytotherapeutic properties, especially owing to its main component: anethole (trans-anethole). This substance has digestive and carminative properties [1] and, in the gastro-resistant formulation, offers a targeted action at the enteric level. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and purifying properties [2] [3].

03. Composition

Bibliographic notes

"[1]. European Pharmacopoeia 6th edition. Council of Europe, Strasbourg: EDQM, 2008"

"[2]. Choi EM, Hwang JK. Antiinflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant activities of the fruit of Foeniculum vulgare. Fitoterapia 2004; 75: 557-565."

"[3]. Tognolini M, Ballabeni V, Bertoni S, Bruni R, Impicciatore M, Barocelli E. Protective effect of Foeniculum vulgare essential oil and anethole in an experimental model of thrombosis. Pharmacol Res 2007; 56: 254-260.


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