ANISE STAR: (Fruit) Illcium
Anise star essential oil has a strong anisic aroma, with sweet undertones and smells just like black liquorice. The oil is of medium viscosity and will solidify at low temperatures and it may need to be hand-warmed before use.
Useful for the respiratory system, it is best used in low concentrations (2 drops in 10 ml). Anise star (or star anise as it is otherwise known) has stimulating and energising properties having a particularly refreshing and stimulating action on the digestive and respiratory system when used in massage. It also has emotionally uplifting properties.
Aniseed oil can be useful in the treatment of muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, whooping cough, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, catarrh and hangovers.
Anise Star is used for Rheumatism, bronchitis, coughing, colic, indigestion/cramping, colds, flatulence, flu and muscle aches
Anise Star blends well with
Anise Star blends well with Bay, Cardamom, Caraway, Cedarwood, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Mandarin, Pettitgrain and Ho Wood
The therapeutic properties of Anis Star are antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, galactagogue, stomachic, insecticide, laxative and parasiticide.
Therapeutic properties explained
Our Anise Star Essential oil, is Chinese, and is extracted by steam distillation from the Star shapes fruit of the plant.
The essential oil includes the following chemical compounds; a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, linalool, cis-anethole, trans-anethole, safrole, anisaldehyde and acetoanisole.
Aniseed oil is a very potent and the anethole contained in it can cause dermatitis in some individuals. It is best avoided in problem skin conditions. In large doses it can also slow down the circulation and can cause cerebral congestion.
It must be avoided during pregnancy.