Aniseed Essential OilPANI
(Anise Seed Essential Oil)
Pimpinella anisum (Spain)
Aniseed Historical Snippets:
Anise Seed originated in the Middle East. It’s long history of therapeutic and spiritual use dates as far back as 3,400 BC. The proof is in the fact that the seed is mentioned in Ebar’s Papyrus which is one of the oldest medical scripts known to mankind. It was used to treat epilepsy, coughs and for its carminative effects. Also used to attract homing pigeons!
Aniseed Oil Safety
Aniseed Essential Oil
Seeds - Steam Distilled
Bronchitis, colds, coughs, flatulence, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-66.]
Similar properties to Star Anise. Also known as Anise Seed Essential Oil. Thought to enhance ones "chi" therefore aiding in fatigue and overwork and strengthening the constitution.
Shelf Life of Aniseed Essential Oil:
Our freshly decanted Aniseed essential oil will last for 2-3 years minimum from when you open your amber glass bottle if stored correctly:
Primary Storage Considerations:
Keep away from direct light (U.V. radiation)
Keep in the amber glass bottle with lid tightly closed. Only open when you need to and decant into a smaller "working" amber glass bottle if possible (and label so you know what is in it). This is to reduce oxidation.
Secondary Storage Considerations:
Keep in a refrigerator at around 4 degrees celsius.
Anise Seed Essential Oil Key Constituents:
trans anethole 88.13%
Hazards: Potentially carcinogenic, based on estragole content; reproductive hormone modulation; may inhibit blood clotting.
Contraindications (all routes): Pregnancy, breastfeeding, endometriosis, estrogen-dependent cancers, children under five years of age.
Cautions (oral): Diabetes medication. Diuretic medication, renal insufficiency, edematous disorders. Anticoagulant medication, major surger, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, other bleeding disorders.
Maximum dermal use level: Tisserand & Young - 2.4%
A maximum of 2.4% is recommended for dermal use. Oxidation of aniseed oil is avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of an antioxidant to preparartions containing it is recommended.
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition.
Some essential oils may cause photosensitivity to the skin - Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.
Do not ingest essential oils.
Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Ahimsa Oils offer no advice or recommendations only general information. No therapeutic claims are made within.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA. David Bosley however worked for a long period however in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.