Aniseed Oil is a pure and natural essential Oil. It is also knows as anise and sweet cumin. It belongs to Umbelliferae family. The plant grows up to 80 cms in height and contains feathery leaves, small white flowers, and grayish-brown seeds. Aniseed is very effective in treating wind in stomach. Aniseed essential Oil is extracted from the seeds of the herb Pimpinella Anisum (also known as P. Officinale and Vulgare). It is mostly used in Aroma Therapy to treat introverts and scared people. It is often confused with Illicium Verum, which belongs to the Illiciaceae family. Aniseed Oil is of average viscosity and will solidify at low temperatures.
Aniseed started its inception from the Middle East and is now cultivated in Europe, USA and North Africa. In ancient times, Romans used it in a spicy cake known as Mustaceus and Egyptians used it in bread while the Greeks used it for soothing effect on the digestive system. Aniseed is also used in toothpastes and mouthwashes and aniseed seeds are used to make a drink known as Raki in Turkey.
Aniseed Oil Aroma Therapy, it is very effective for asthma, colds, and all respiratory problems. Aniseed Oil is very useful in treating muscular pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, whooping cough, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion.
Mix few drops of oil in massage oil during body massage
Add few drops of oil in hot bath water during bath
Add few drops of oil in water and use in diffuser for lingering fragrance and relaxation
Rub on palms and inhale or apply on body parts for relief