Anise Seed Essential Oil
Anise is an important annual spice and medicinal plant belonging to the Apiaceae family, native to the Mediterranean region. The essential oil of this plant contains natural components with aroma similar to Fennel and Licorice plants .
Anise Seed essential oil is steam distilled from the seeds of the white-flowering Pimpinella anisum plant. Pimpinella anisum contains 1.5-5.0% essential oil with trans-Anethole, a phenylpropanoid, as the major component. The essential oil of Anise Seeds may contain Estragol, Anisaldehyde, γ-Himachalene, and cis-Anethole, which is the phenolic ether .
Anise Seed essential oil is known to be an effective carminative. It helps to calm the digestive system. It has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory activities; It can help reduce muscle spasms. In addition, it also has expectorant, diuretic, antiseptic effects [1-3].
Anise Seed essential oil may be applied via inhalation or topically. Before using this essential oil, carefully read Warning & Safety Requirements.
To apply to the skin, do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin. For topical applications a 2,4% or less dilution is recommended .
Used in aromatherapy, Anise Seed essential oil can improve the efficiency of the respiratory tract. Anise Seed essential oil may help to support the immune system and alleviate the symptoms of the common cold and flu. When inhaled, this essential oil can help relax the nerves, relieve anxiety and also inspire creativity [5,6].
Used topically, Anise Seed essential oil helps keep the skin hydrated and soft .
Try adding it to a bath or diffuser as aromatherapy, or combining with different essential oils to strengthen its effect.
Use Anise Seed essential oil and Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil in equal parts with your diffuser, or mix and match them as you like. Diffuse it to uplift the mood.
Warning & Safety Requirements:
Store oils in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.