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Aniseed Essential Oil

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100% Pure & Natural Aniseed Essential Oil

Botanical Name: pipinella anisum

Most of us are familiar with this herb as a kitchen spice.

This oil is used by the pharmaceutical industry to flavor cough syrups and dental products, and to cover the unpleasant taste of drugs. It serves as a good masking agent.

Uses of Aniseed Essential Oil
  • The discomfort from respiratory conditions (colds, coughs, flu, and asthma) can be improved by placing 2-3 drops in a diffuser, or use in steam inhalation to clear phlegm and mucus.
  • To feel better when dealing with nausea, migraine, and vertigo — place 2-3 drops on a cloth and inhale.
  • Mix 5 drops of Aniseed with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and massage unto your stomach when you have a stomach ache or menstrual cramps.
  • Use 2-3 drops in steam inhalation to lessen the sensation of hiccups.
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History and Background

Aniseed (Anise) has a history of use as a spice and fragrance. It has been cultivated in Egypt for at least 4,000 years. Recordings of its diuretic use and treatment of digestive problems and toothache are seen in medical texts from this era.

In ancient Greek history, writings explain how Anise helps breathing, relieves pain, encourages urine, and eases thirst. The oil has been used commercially since the 1800's.

Aniseed oil encourages and stimulates the conscious mind, opening it to the Universe. It is said that it induces clairvoyance and energizes the brain


Physical Description

This oil is colorless to pale yellow.

Aromatic Description

Aniseed has a warm, spicy-sweet scent.

Biological Makeup and Components

Trans-anethole (up to 90%), a phenol, anisix (aldehyde), limonene (terpene).

Extraction Technique

Steam distillation of the seeds.

Information for Aromatherapists

Aniseed Essential Oil is a top note and blends well with Amyris, Bay Cardamom, Caraway, Cedarwood, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Galbanum, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Rosewood.

Our Aniseed Essential Oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.

  • An extremely potent oil, do not use often in massage due to possible sensitization to the skin.
  • Do not use during pregnancy.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using essential oils.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
Additional Safety Information
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Customer Reviews

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One of the few retailers of anise seed

Finally found anise seed oil (Pipenella anisum). One can find star anise everywhere but I needed this for my aromatherapy certification studies. I was formulating a blend for digestion and needed this. I just wish Source Vital would publish their GC/MS reports.