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Aniseed Essential Oil

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Aniseed oil, which smells very much like licorice, was used by Ancient Chinese physicians as a digestive aid and also has been used extensively for respiratory concerns. Apart from its therapeutic properties, aniseed oil has long been used as a flavoring agent for candy, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and spice blends.

Name of Oil:Aniseed

Latin Binomial:Pimpinella anisum

Extraction Method:Steam

Countries of Origin:China, Greece, Egypt, Spain

Scent Profile:rich, sweet, reminiscent of licorice

Parts used in distillation:Seed

Oil Characteristics:Clear, thin, medium aroma

Cultivation – Conventional Farming
Applications

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History

Ancient Egyptians grew the herb for both medicinal purposes and as a culinary spice. Edward IV was purported to use the oil for scenting his linens and clothing.

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, linalool, cis-anethole, trans-anethole,safrole, anisaldehyde, acetoanisole

Safety & References

Safety:

May inhibit blood clotting, avoid in pregnancy, breastfeeding, estrogen dependent cancers, and endometriosis. Avoid using oxidized oils.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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