Anise seeds have a distinctive aroma that is a combination of sweet-spicy, pure and licorice-like scent. Since the ancient era, it has been widely used as traditional medicine and food ingredient. The Romans unveiled the use of Anise to the European continent and it eventually reached North America. Anise oil can be mixed with orange, rose, pine, black pepper, bay, and ginger for a more beneficial blend.
Anise, if used as an essential oil, is proven effective in the treatment of flatulence, indigestion, infection, epilepsy, delirium, spasms, nasal decongestion, rheumatism, insomnia, pneumonia, and constipation, It can also be used for deworming and pest control.
Anise Essential Oil is usually mistaken for Star Anise, a chinese herb which is a component of a medicine named Tamiflu. Also mistaken for Anise is the fennel basically because they taste the same and they are both derived from the Apiaceae family.
Anise offers the following helpful properties
- Induces drowsiness or sleep to alleviate manic or delirium attacks.
- Clears the phlegm and mucus in the airway for better breathing. Just add 2 to 3 drops of oil in a diffuser or use in vapor inhalation.
- Used as wound cleanser to disinfect and prevent secondary complications.
- Relieves pain due to musculoskeletal disorders and arthritis.
- Used as food ingredient to make soups and salads more flavourful and unique.
- Anise and Anise oil are mixed in processed meats like sausages, franks, pepperoni, or burger patties.
- It has properties that enhance libido or sexual drive.
- It may act as phytoestrogen to increase breastmilk supply or minimize menopausal symptoms It can remove head lice naturally as safe as coconut oil.
- It freshens the breath. Simply add a small amount to mouthwash or toothpaste or add 1-2 drops of Anise oil to warm water and gargle.
- While Anise oil is beneficial to man, fortunately, it is dreaded by insects and pests.
- It can be added to laundry powder, body wash, soaps or lotion for enhanced fragrance.
- Manage motion sickness, vomiting, dizziness and headache by inhaling through a cloth damped with 2-3 drops of Anise.
- Manage hiccups by inhaling 2-3 drops of Anise oil via a steam inhaler.
- Alleviate colic or stomach cramps by massaging a mixture of 5 drops Anise oil and 1 tbsp of almond oil onto the abdomen.
- Relieve dysmenorrhea by massaging a mixture of 2-3 drops Anise oil and carrier oil onto the lower abdomen.
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I purchased this product as a scent used for tracking training for my dog. It smells very potent and pure and seems to be an excellent product both for training and for scenting (I also make lotion bars).
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