Aniseed – Pimpinella anisum
Aniseed is often used for its effect on the digestive system as it is helpful with dyspepsia, colic and flatulence and it can also prove useful to stop vomiting and nausea. It is also a general tonic to the circulatory system and the respiratory tract. It helps to calm the nerves of tense and anxiety ridden people. It also helps to calm menstrual pains and eases nauseous migraines, while stimulating the lungs to expel phlegm. Warming and enlivening the body, it can be used to invigorate the mind and stimulate the circulation. Its powerful action on the digestive system eases indigestion and flatulence. Its expectorant properties are also useful in treating respiratory infections
Sniff the open bottle to help stop vomiting and nausea. Good for migraine and vertigo. Use in a water-based diffuser to help with asthma and breathing difficulties including bronchitis and whooping cough and for its effect on the digestive system, it is helpful with dyspepsia, colic and flatulence. It is particularly good for stimulating the lungs where it helps with colds and catarrh. It can be useful with menstrual pain and stimulates the flow of milk in mothers. Diluted to 1% or less in a carrier oil it can be useful for scabies, itch mites and oily skin but great care should be exercised when used on the skin. Aniseed oil can also be useful in the treatment of muscular aches and pains, rheumatism and cramp.
Folk Names: Anise, Anneys, Aniseed
Plant Part: dried ripe fruit and seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Aromatic Scent: Sweet clean odour. Liquorice type odour
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, Dill, Fennel, Coriander, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Rosewood
Emotions: Warming and soothing. Eases uncertainties of introverted and fearful people
Contraindications: Aniseed oil is a very potent and the anethole contained in it can cause dermatitis in some individuals. It is best avoided in problem skin conditions. In large doses it can also slow down the circulation and can cause cerebral congestion. It must be avoided during pregnancy.
Active Ingredients: (E)-Anethole, (+)-Limonene, Estragole, Anisyl alcohol, y-Himachalene, Anisaldehyde, ψ-Isoeugenol, 2-methylbutyrate, (Z)-Anethole
- Essential oils can be powerful so to avoid all risks do not use during pregnancy.
- Keep away from clothing or articles which may be affected by oil based products.
- Use sparingly and no more than 4 times per day.
- Gluten, peanut and dairy free. Non-GMO. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
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