Anise Essential Oil can be beneficial for bronchitis, colds, coughs, flatulence, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism according to Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-66.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Aniseed has a spicy, sweet licorice-like scent, giving a medium top note.
Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum
Product Abstract: Aniseed is the fruit of the annual anise plant of the parsley family (Umbelliferae). It grows up to 60cm in height with leaves varying in shape from heart-shaped to feathery. The fruits are covered with short hairs and each contains two dark seeds with light ribs.
Main Constituents: Anethole: 88.03%
Plant Part: Seeds
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A colorless to pale yellow liquid with a thin consistency.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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