Anise Seed Essential Oil
Species: Pimpinella anisum
Part Used: Seeds
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Anise Seed Essential Oil is most famous for it’s use as a licorice flavoring.
Aroma: Fresh, Licorice, Subtle Sweetness
Digestive, Expectorant, Carminative, Stimulant, Clarifying
Food Flavoring (Licorice), Digestive Aid, Respiratory Ailments, Brochitis, Coughs, Cold, Flu, Hangovers, Indigestion, Headaches
Commonly Blended With:
Black pepper, Cedarwood, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, pine
Anise is an herb. The seed (fruit) and oil, and less frequently the root and leaf, are used to make medicine.
Anise is used for upset stomach, intestinal gas, “runny nose,” and as an expectorant to increase productive cough, as a diuretic to increase urine flow, and as an appetite stimulant. Women use anise to increase milk flow when nursing, start menstruation, treat menstrual discomfort or pain, ease childbirth, and increase sex drive. Men use anise to treat symptoms of “male menopause.” Other uses include treatment of seizures, nicotine dependence, trouble sleeping (insomnia), asthma, and constipation.
Some people apply anise directly to the skin to treat lice, scabies, and psoriasis.
In foods, anise is used as a flavoring agent. It has a sweet, aromatic taste that resembles the taste of black licorice. It is commonly used in alcohols and liqueurs, such as anisette and ouzo. Anise is also used in dairy products, gelatins, meats, candies, and breath fresheners.
In manufacturing, anise is often used as a fragrance in soap, creams, perfumes, and sachets. – WebMD
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