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Botanical Name: (Pimpinella anisum)
Aroma: Fresh, sweet, spicy, licorice—like
Anise seed has a long history of use as a spice and medicine. Raki, a popular drink in Turkey, is flavored with the seed. Writings by Pliny suggest anise as a morning pick—me—up. History has recorded this essential oil as an analgesic, antiseptic, diuretic, expectorant, and stimulant. Also thought to help aid asthma and breathing difficulties. Anise seed oil will crystallize at cool temperatures due to the anethole content in the oil.
Do not confuse Anise seed oil (Pimpinella anisum) with Anise Star oil (Illicium vernum) which is produced from the fruit of a tree.
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non—toxic, non—irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant.