Aniseed essential oil label

Aniseed Essential Oil – Illicium verum

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BOTANICAL NAME: Illicium verum

SCENT: Spicy and sweet with the distinctively strong liquorice style fragrance it is so well known for

STRENGTH OF AROMA: Strong

PLANT PART USED:  Seeds

EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distillation

ORIGIN: China

COLOUR: Clear to Pale yellow

CONSISTENCY: Medium

NOTE: Top

 

CAUTIONS: Use well diluted and as with all essential oils, they should not be used during pregnancy and never ingested (taken internally) and should be kept away from children and pets. No medicinal claims are made for this product and the notes above are provided for guidance purposes only. Essential Oils are powerful plant extracts and should be used with extreme caution. You should seek the advice of a qualified practitioner should you be in any doubt.

Illicium verum from which Aniseed essential oil is derived  is an annual plant growing to about 60cm (2 feet) in height. It has feathery leaves and yellow tinged flowers. It also sprouts hairy fruit seeds, from which the oil is extracted.

The plant , and particularly the seeds provide a pale yellow oil more so from the gray- brown seed fruits, which are harshly crushed before distillation to increase the amount of oil taken. This oil can and frequently does solidify in lower temperatures, and therefore may need heating before use.

Traditional and Emotional uses of Aniseed Essential Oil reportedly include:-

A strong liquorice-like flavour and bouquet. A calming influence on the digestive tract and is relaxing. It gives temporary relief from dry or bronchial cough, sinusitis, and the symptoms of hay fever and congested head colds. It is used in aromatherapy massage, bathing, inhalation, and as a compress. Diluted with carrier oil, massage Aniseed oil into chest and back or use by way of steam inhalation for persistent coughs. Has been reported to encourage sleep.

History of Aniseed:

Aniseed was revered by ancient civilisations and used by the Egyptians in the making of bread, liqueurs and aperitifs. It has a calming influence on the digestive tract.