Aniseed is basically originated from the eastern Mediterranean region and is cultivated in USA, North Africa, Russia and Europe. Extracted from the black Licorice root, the oil can exhibit an extensive range of therapeutic properties. Due to its medium viscosity, it solidifies at low temperature. The color of Aniseed varies from clear to pale yellow and it belongs to Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) family. Aniseed oil is produced by Steam Distillation method with the dried and crushed seeds of the annual herb, Pimpinella Anisum. The presence of high concentration of Anethole makes the seed delightful fragrant.
Anisum vulgare, Anisum officinalis, Anise
Aniseed essential oil blends with Cedarwood, Coriander, Cardamom, Caraway, Petitgrain, Rosewood and other essential oil.
Safrole, a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, anisaldehyde, trans-anethole, and acetoanisole and various other chemical compounds.
Since past several years, Anise has been used as a flavoring agent for food stuffs. Besides it, Aniseed oil is well-known for its therapeutic properties. The oil can be extensively used for the treatment of muscular pains, rheumatism, colic treatment, bronchitis, whooping cough and a variety of disorders. In addition, Aniseed oil is also an excellent tonic for circulatory system, digestive system and the respiratory tract and can also benefit the people suffering from nauseous migraines and breathing problems. The seeds of the Anise have also been used to cure sleeplessness. To strengthen the nerves, a few drops of Aniseed oil may be used in a vaporizer. It is an effective expectorant and also holds aphrodisiac properties. Moreover, a similar paste of aniseed can be used in the treatment of lice and scabies.