The Aniseed oil we sell is extracted from pimpinella anisum seeds which Sometimes known as sweet cumin seeds. Please do not confuse it with star anise oil as the family of star anise is completely different.
It has warm, spicy odor which is quite popular in aromatherapy industry. It helps in easing discomfort of stomach, boost immune system and help with mind relation problem such as introverted-ness and fear. It improves digestion; help us to breathe easily by stimulating the lung muscles. Some blends having anise oil helps in migraine because of high Anethol contents, which is the major constituent of this essential oil.
It is in liquid form in room temperature but if the temperature down below 15 degree Celsius. It starts freezing and become solidify below 10 degree Celsius. We have to put the bottle into warm water bowl or hand-warmed before using it.
The Anise is mostly originated from Middle Eastern Areas, but not cultivated in Europe, USA and India. It is an yearly herb, plant size is around 80-90 cm (2 feet) high with delicate leaves, small white colour flowers and grayish brown seeds. This herb is used in ancient times, especially by Romans and Egyptians.
Aniseed essential oil is also very popular in wine industry.
The therapeutic properties of aniseed oil are antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, galactagogue, stomachic, insecticide, laxative and parasiticide.
Aniseed oil can be useful in the treatment of muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, whooping cough, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, catarrh and hangovers.
The essential oil includes the following chemical compounds; a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, linalool, cis-anethole, trans-anethole, safrole, anisaldehyde and acetoanisole.