Aniseed oil is extracted from the Pimpinella anisum. Pimpinella anisum belongs to the Apiaceae family that is native to the Southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region. This plant is basically a flowering plant. Aniseed is also known as anise. The American black licorice candy has flavoring done with this plant. The aniseed oil is available in whole of USA today. Greeks usually use this oil as the best medicine for digestive tracts. It has highly poised effects on the human body. Aroma therapists use this oil very often.
|Botanical Name||Pimpinella anisum|
|Origin||This oil found its origin in Middle East. Today, it is widely available in USA, Europe and North Africa.|
|Method of Extraction & Part of Plant Used||Aniseed essential oil is extracted from Pimpinella anisum by cold pressing method.|
|Properties||Aniseed oil is colorless to pale yellow in appearance.|
|Aroma||This oil has a liquorice like odor.|
|Integrants||The composition of this oil includes camphene, a-pinene, safrole, linalool, trans-anethole, anisaldehyde, b-pinene acetoanisole and cis-anethole.|
|Therapeutic Properties||The herb from which this oil is extracted was used by Romans, Egyptians and Greeks. Romans used this oil in preparation of spicy cakes and breads were made out of this oil by Egyptians. Since, it has a very calming effect so; Greeks use it as a medicine.|
|Blends Well With||It blends well with Rosewood, Cedar wood, Mandarin, Bay, Caraway oil and Coriander|
|Precautions||Aniseed oil should be avoided on the sensitive skin. Women should not use it during the phase of pregnancy.|
Cough reliever: On a cotton swab, add a few drops of Aniseed oil. Now place that swab into a vaporizer or a humidifier and take the vapors that comes out of it. The vapors that come out are effective in treating irritating problems like whooping cough, running noses, and severe cold too. It is one of the top priority oil that is used by many aroma therapists in the problems of colds and flu.
Head Lice: Aniseed oil has been used since many ages to treat the problem of head lice. First this oil is diluted with the help of almond oil and then massage into the scalp. Pampering your head with this remedy will certainly help in getting rid of head lice. As an addition to the mixture of almond and aniseed some people also use ylang ylang oil.
Hiccups: Aniseed oil is helpful in stopping hiccups. In order to treat hiccups, place a few drops of this oil on a cotton ball or a piece of tissue, now inhale the aroma with your mouth open. It soothes the muscle spasms that are responsible for hiccups.
Digestion: Aniseed oil contains anethole and because of it, it is helpful in aiding in the process of digestion. Drop about 4-5 drops of this oil in your warm bathtub and then soak in it for several minutes. Either way you can drop about 2 drops of this oil on a warm piece of water and then place it on your tummy. This way of treatment of an upset tummy is especially helpful in the case of children as they are not likely to go easily for medicines, but are more likely to go in bathtub.
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