Anise Seed Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Egypt
Plant Part:
Seed
Latin Name:
Pimpinella anisum
Cultivation:
Certified Organic

About the Oil: Aniseed is one of the earliest aromatics mentioned in literature and is great in both massage and internal blends.

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

56

Chemical Families

Sesquiterpenol
N/A
Sesquiterpene
N/A
Ester
N/A

Primary Constituents

anethole
90.84%
estragole
4.18%
1-(3-methyl-2-butenoxy)
1.25%
linalool
0.91%
p-anisaldehyde
0.84%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

An annual herb native to Greece and Egypt and also cultivated in India, China, Mexico and Spain, Anise stands less than a meter high with delicate leaves and small white flowers. This Aniseed essential oil is steam distilled from the seeds of Anise grown in its native Egypt.

ABOUT THE OIL

Anise Seed essential oil is warm and spicy, distilled from the common kitchen spice. The oil is often used interchangeably with that of Star Anise, both oils derive their primary therapeutic effect from trans-anethole. This is the natural constituent with the familiar licorice-like aroma similar to fennel, though sweeter. Its seeds are used as flavoring in pastries, candy and curry dishes.

OF INTEREST

This plant was one of the earliest aromatics mentioned in literature. Ancient Egyptians cultivated Anise as a medicinal and culinary spice that was later adopted by the Greeks and Romans. The oil has traditionally been used to add flavor to various culinary ventures from candy and baked goods to curry dishes. Anise seed has a long history of use as a spice and medicine. Raki, a popular drink in Turkey, is flavored with the seed. Writings by Pliny suggest Anise as a morning pick-me-up.

Suggested Use

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • relaxes cramping
  • settles digestion
  • increases absorption in the intestines
  • promotes normal peristalsis
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes microbes
  • neutralizes insects

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
  • diminishes swelling
  • relaxes cramping

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • increases milk flow in nursing mothers
  • promotes and regulates menstruation

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi
  • relaxes cramping

ENERGETICS

  • warming and drying
  • increases Qi
  • replenishes deficiency
  • uplifting
  • comforting
Application

PERSONALITIES

  • Good for introverted, melancholic or fearful people who tend to be withdrawn or frigid

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation
  • diffuser
  • oil vaporiser

TOPICAL

  • massage to invigorate and replenish
  • to quell stomach cramps

INTERNAL

  • Ingestion: 2-4 drops for digestion, 1 drop on a teaspoon of sugar to restore equilibrium to the autonomic nervous system
Aromatherapy Details

Essential oil of Aniseed is colorless to pale yellow with a fresh, spicy-sweet characteristic scent. Like Star Anise, it is a good masking agent. It is considered a middle note and blends well with Bay, Black Pepper, Ginger, Lavender, Orange, Pine and Rose.

Safety

Information: Various precautions for those with hypersensitive skin or with skin problems. Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum of 1.75%. They indicate that it may inhibit blood clotting and that it is contraindicated in pregnancy, breastfeeding, endometriosis and estrogen-dependent cancers. Avoid use with children under 5. Avoid use of the oil if it has oxidized. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 197.]

Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.