Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Aniseed is the fruit of the annual anise plant of the parsley family (Umbelliferae). It grows up to 60cm in height and is umbelliferous in appearance with leaves varying in shape from heart-shaped to feathery. The fruits are covered with short hairs and each contains two dark seeds with light ribs.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Aniseed Essential Oil has a spicy-sweet characteristic scent.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Bay, Cardamom Caraway Cedarwood, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Rosewood.
Common Uses: Because of its high anethole content, Aniseed is considered to have antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, diuretic, and expectorant properties. Additionally, it is reputed to control lice and itch mite.
Cautions: The oil is very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum)
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