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Anise Seed Oil Botanical name: Pimpinella anisum

Anise Seed Oil - Pimpinella anisum - Natural & Untreated

  • R 31.00


Botanical name: Pimpinella anisum

Part used: seed
Method: Steam distilation
Colour: Clear
Consistency: Thin
Perfumery note: Top

Aroma: Sweet, spicy, liquorice-like, similar to Fennel,

  • Aniseed is also known as Anise, but is not in any way related to Star Anise. Aniseed is produced from the seed, actually a fruit, of a perennial plant of the Carrot family.
  • The seeds have been used in breads and cakes as well as liqueurs for centuries. It has a very beneficial effect on the digestive tract.
  • The oil is used in various proprietary brands of toothpaste and mouthwash.
  • Aniseed oil is antiseptic, antispasmodic, carmitive, a stimulant and an expectorant. 
  • In vapour therapy it helps all respiratory ailments, including asthma, plus aiding digestion and relieves nausea.
  • A few drops on a handkerchief held to the nose will alleviate the symptoms of migraine and vertigo.
  • Used in aromatherapy massage as a general tonic, and for aches, it is also calming.
  • Added to a carrier oil and massaged on the stomach area will help relieve cramps, diarrhea and excess gas.
  • Aniseed oil can be used as an insecticide, but be aware that it is quite toxic for small animals and insects. 


Chemical composition:
Trans-anethole, a-pinene, b-pinene, estragole, linalool, anisaldehyde, acetoanisole.

WARNINGS

  • Do not use if pregnant, if allergic to celery or carrots.
  • Aniseed oil can cause dermatitis and slow down the circulation if too much is used. Always dilute in a carrier oil for topical application.
  • Not suitable for people with estrogen dependent cancer. 
  • Do not use for children under 5 years old, and always use in moderation.

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