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  • Additional Name(s): Aniseed, Anis Seed
  • Color: Pale Yellow
  • Oil Consistency: Thin
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
  • Scent: Sharp, anise and licorice-like aroma.

Action: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, galactagogue, stimulant, stomachic

Benefits, Indications: Used in menopause to ease symptoms especially for hot flashes. Used for colitis spasms, flatulence, burping. Good for Post Traumatic Syndrome – memories are softened and easier to deal with, stabilizes trauma. Used in the treatment of muscle aches and pains, rheumatism and arthritis.

It is also aids bronchitis and coughs as well as digestive conditions such as colic, cramps, dyspepsia and colds.

Chemical Constituents: A-pinene (0.17%), camphene (0.07%), b-pinene (0.01%), linalool (0.18%), cis-anethole (2.29%), trans-anethole (85%), safrole (0.58%), anisaldehyde (0.91%), acetoanisole (0.94%)

Companion Oils: Bay, cedarwood, eucalyptus, dill, fennel, ginger, mandarin, petitgrain, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint

Precautions: The major constituent of aniseed oil, trans-anethole, is known to cause dermatitis in some individuals, so avoid in allergic and inflammatory skin conditions. Also, due to the estrogen-like action of trans-anethole one should avoid aniseed oil during pregnancy and with endometriosis or estrogen-dependent cancers.

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