Botanically known as Pimpinella anisum, Aniseed is a flowering plant of Apiaceae family. The plant is native to Eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia and basically India. For ages, it has been used in many cuisines to enhance taste and flavour.
Overview of Aniseed Essential Oil:
Seed of anise is extracted with steam distillation method to prepare Aniseed Essential Oil. It has anti-epileptic, anti-hysteric, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic and carminative properties which are very important for medicine making.
Benefits of Aniseed Essential Oil:
• Aniseed has sedative properties which reduce effects of anti-epileptic and anti-hysteric effects by slowing down blood circulation and nervous system.
• The oil can be very helpful if applied directly on any open wound or burnt skin as it has antiseptic properties.
• People with rheumatic and arthritic pain can get relieved with Aniseed essential oil as it has anti-rheumatic properties.
• It can give relief during cramps, coughs, convulsion, aches and chest pain due to its antispasmodic property.
• It has carminative effects which mean it can prevent body from gestural problems.
Blends well with:
Aniseed essential oil blends well with Cardamom, Caraway, Cedarwood, Coriander, dill, Fennel , Mandarine, Petitgrain and Rosewood.
Aniseed essential oil is very safe to be used by children, pregnant and lactating women. People who are allergic to Asparagus, Caraway, Celery and Cumin are likely to be allergic with Aniseed Essential oil as well.
Botanical Name : Pimpinella Anisum
CAS# : 8007-70-3
Color & Odor : Colorless yellow liquid
F.E.M.A. # : 2094
Methods of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Constituents : Anethole
Solubility : Soluble in alcohol & oil
Specific Gravity : 0.978-0.994
Flash Point : 210 °F
Optical Rotation : -2.00 – +2.00 @ 20°C
Major Constituents : Anethole