19 November 2008

Botanical Name
Pimpinella anisum

Origin
Middle East and is now cultivated in Europe, USA and North Africa

Color
Clear

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin-medium viscosity
Anise Essential oil will solidify at low temperatures and it may need to be warmed before use

Perfumery Note
Top

Aroma
Distinctive scent of licorice. Rich and sweet

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium

Extraction Method
The oil is extracted from the seeds of the plant by steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Anisic, Anethole, Methylchavicol and Limonene, a-pinene, B-pinene, camphene, linalool, safrole, anisaldehyde, acetoanisole

Therapeutic Properties
The therapeutic properties of Aniseed include the following:- antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, galactagogue, stomachic, insecticide, laxative and parasiticide

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • It is useful in the treatment of muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis
  • It is used in curing whooping cough, cold and flu
  • It is also used in treating colic & ramp
  • It can also be used in the treatment of flatulence.
  • It can prevent indigestion
  • It is used in the treatment of catarrh
  • It may prevent hangovers
Precaution
  • Aniseed is a very potent oil. It contains anethole that can cause dermatitis, so avoid in problem skin conditions
  • In large doses it can slow down the circulation and can cause cerebral congestion
  • Avoid in endometriosis and oestrogen-dependent cancers
  • Is narcotic and slows circulation in large doses
  • It must be avoided during pregnancy
Blend With
Cardamom, Caraway, Cedarwood, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Rosewood

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