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Aniseed (Anise Seed)
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Scent: A distinct licorice aroma.
Blends Well With: Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Dill, Fennel, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Orange,Petitgrain and Pine.
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.
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!
- linalool 0.76%
- alpha-terpineol 0.20%
- estragole 2.57%
- cis-anethole 0.32%
- trans anethole 88.13%
- p-anisaldehyde 0.44%
- foeniculin 1.22%
How To Use
Diffuse: Add a few drops to a diffuser to disperse around the room
Topically: Dilute essential oil with any carrier oil at a 2.5% ratio. This equates to 2.5ml essential oil/oils in total mixed with 100ml of chosen carrier oil. 1ml of essential oil is approximately 20-22 drops of oil. Decant into a roller or glass bottle with eye dropper to apply easily or a larger bottle if using for massage. Please note this dilution rate is for adults and children over the age of 6. More information on children and essential oils is on our blog page. Essential Oils should not be used directly on the skin without mixing first with a carrier oil
Inhalation: Add 1-2 drops essential oil to a tissue and inhale at a distance while ensuring that the oil does not come into direct contact with the skin. Alternatively, you can smell the oil directly from the bottle.
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.
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 in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.
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%
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition.