Aniseed essential oil is obtained from the seeds of the well known herb called Pimpinella anisum which is also known as by some common names such as- P. officinale and vulgare and it is from Umbelliferae family. This oil carries a pungent liquorice-like smell and is also commonly known as anise and sweet cumin. It is an annual herb that usually grows about 80 cm in height along with delicate feathery leaves that has tiny white colour flowers with greyish-brown seeds. It is usually used in the liqueurs, cordials, toothpastes and mouthwashes. This warm, spicy essential oil is generally used for aromatherapy in order to ease the discomfort of introverted and fearful people. It aids the digestion, boosts the lungs and helps in easing the migraines and headaches problems. The oil has medium viscosity and will only be solidify at low temperatures. The Aniseed oil is obtained through the steam distillation process from its dried ripe fruits and seeds.
Uses of Aniseed Essential Oil
- The Aniseed oil proved out to be very beneficial in treating the problems like-muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, whooping cough, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, catarrh and hangovers.
- This oil is not only helpful for its effect on the digestive system but is also works as a general tonic for the circulatory system and the respiratory tract.
- The aniseed oil also helps to calm down the nerves of tense and anxiety ridden people.
- And the oil is also helps in calming down the menstrual pains and eases the nauseous migraines while helps in stimulating the lungs in order to expel phlegm.
The therapeutic properties of this essential oil are- antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, galactagogue, stomachic, insecticide, laxative and parasiticide.