Pimpinella anisum, organic, distillation, Egypt. Aniseed essential oil has a host of healing and cleansing properties which makes it especially tonic on body function. It can be used to support digestive process, general body balance during pre-menstrual and menopausal phases, and includes antiseptic and decongestant properties that are especially beneficial to the respiratory organs to assist natural recovery from coughs and colds. Blends well with: Clary Sage, all Eucalyptus oils and Lavender True.
To support healthy air flow in the throat and lungs, and effective natural recovery from coughs and colds, blend 1 drop Aniseed, 2 drops Peppermint (organic) and 2 drops Lavender Spike in a steam inhalation.
To assist a healthy digestive process apply 2-5 drops Aniseed to a half teaspoon of Olive Oil and massage into the stomach in a clockwise direction. Repeat as required.
Add 1-2 drops of Aniseed to your bath or make a warm compress to apply to the stomach, for cramps and discomfort and to encourage natural balance. Can also be combined with Clary Sage, Geranium Rose and Palmarosa.
May be especially useful in response to unspecific stomach discomfort in adults and children, (gripe water being a classic remedy). As above.
- Menstruation and Menopause
Traditional & Historical Information
Aniseed has been used for centuries in natural cough and cold remedies. Medicinally, it is perhaps best known as a main ingredient in 'gripe water'. In ancient Rome the seeds were included in a spice cake to aid digestion after a meal. It is also well known as an ingredient in popular liquors. The oil has a rich and sweet scent, like liquorice, and is used extensively in food and sweets manufacture. It has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that support its use for respiratory and digestive care. It has also been shown to have vermicide effect on parasites and is useful for dealing with mould when added to a paste.
Avoid use during pregnancy and breast feeding. This oil is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Avoid contact with eyes: flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body process for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as recommendation for cure of any medical condition or disease.