Anise Seed

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Medicine Flower Anise Seed Essential Oil Primary Benefits Antiseptic properties help to heal small cuts, abrasions Provides relief for rheumatism, arthritis and joint pain by stimulating blood circulation, and by reducing the sensation of pain Has properties which are highly resistant to bacteria and blocks the growth of fungus, such as staph, e....

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Medicine Flower Anise Seed Essential Oil

Primary Benefits

  • Antiseptic properties help to heal small cuts, abrasions
  • Provides relief for rheumatism, arthritis and joint pain by stimulating blood circulation, and by reducing the sensation of pain
  • Has properties which are highly resistant to bacteria and blocks the growth of fungus, such as staph, e. coli and salmonella
  • Stimulates blood circulation, hormone secretions, and the release of enzymes
  • Contains amount of the important element B-Complex

Details

Botanical Name: Pimpinella Anisum

Origin: Mediterranean area; Greece, Egypt

Plant Part: Dry ripe fruit

Cultivation: Organically Grown

Aroma: Strongly distinct often compared to licorice root, fennel and star anise.

Perfumery Note: Top

Blends Well With: Spicy oils(pepper, thyme), evergreen scents(pine), florals(lilac, gardenia), and citrus scents(grapefruit, tangerine)

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation

Main Chemical Components: quercetin 3-glucuronide, rutin, luteolin 7-glucoside, isoorientin, isovitexin, apigenin 7-glucoside, and a luteolin glycoside

Plant Information

The Anise plant is a feathery, graceful annual resembling members of the carrot family with branching ridged, round root stems and little, star like white flowers which appearing in the late summer in clusters. While the whole plant is fragrant, it is the fruit of anise, commercially known as anise seed, that has been highly valued since antiquity. Like fennel, Anise seed is an herb in the parsley family of plants, containing anethole, a compound responsible for the odor and sweet aromatic flavor of black licorice. They are particularly good oils to use for those of us who are introverted, fearful, withdrawn, frigid, or melancholic in nature. 

The use of Anise can be dated back to Ancient Egypt where it was used both as a food and for healing purposes. In biblical times, Anise was revered and was so highly prized that it was often used for tithes, offerings and even served as a form of payment. The Romans used it in baked goods and started what later became the tradition of serving cakes for guests at feasts and weddings, and used as the ingredient due to how well it was said to aid in digestion following a large meal. Commonly used in alcohols and liqueurs and found in dairy products, candies, and breath fresheners, Anise makes a great flavoring agent. In manufacturing, anise is often used as a fragrance in soap, creams, perfumes, and sachets. 

Usage

Anise seed is used applied directly to the skin to treat lice and scabies, due to it's bacteria and fungal eliminating properties. 

The essential oil can be used by nursing women to increase milk flow by applying 1 drop of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil(coconut oil, olive oil, etc) and massaging both breasts about 40 minutes before breastfeeding for best results. Anise can be used to treat amenorrhea, the absence of menstruation by massaging a 2% dilution of the essential oil in the carrier oil of your choice over the abdomen once daily.

Safety

Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended.  Our oil is therapeutic grade, however we do not recommend any oils be used internally unless on the advice of a medical professional. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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