Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum
Country of origin: India
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation of Seeds
Appearance: clear liquid
Perfumery Note: Top
Solubility : insoluble in water and soluble in Alcohol & Oils.
Constituents: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, linalool, cis-anethole, trans-anethole, safrole, anisaldehyde and acetoanisole. Uses: Aniseed oil can be useful in the treatment of muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, whooping cough, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, catarrh and hangovers.
Aniseed blends well: Cardamom , Caraway, Cedar wood, Coriander, Rosewood etc.
Anise Essential Oil possesses the distinctive aroma of black licorice. Although you may not be a fan of black licorice, a single drop or two of Anise Seed Essential Oil can dramatically enhance an otherwise dull blend. It can be useful in diffuser and inhaler blends intended to help ease bronchitis, colds and the flu. It is said to help promote the production of breast milk and stimuate menstruation, but it should be used with caution and avoided in oestrogen-dependent cancers (see safety notes below).
Emotionally, Anise Oil can be calming when used in very small dilutions.
Anise and Star Anise Essential Oils are often grouped together and sometimes are confused with each other as both possess a similar aroma and have similar, but not completely identical properties.