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Aniseed Pimpinella anisum

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Looking for a pick-me-up after a long stressful week... look no further than Aniseed if you licorice is your thing!

Botanical name: Pimpinella anisum
Country of origin: Spain
Growing method: Wild     Plant part: Seeds & dried flowering tops
Extraction method: Steam distillation

Aniseed is a clear-pale yellow oil with a warm, spicy, extremely sweet, liquorice-like scent with a thin consistency, a top note and a medium aroma.

Therapeutic actions
It's described as Stimulating, Uplifting, Balancing (a lovely one to use on cold winter days) as well as Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Expectorant, Galactagogue and Stomachic.

When to use
It's used in the Digestive System to relieve dyspepsia, colic and flatulence.
In the Respiratory System for breathing conditions with lots of white phlegm, coughing, wheezing and bronchial asthma.
And in the treatment of amenorrhoea in the Reproductive System.
Aniseed as also described as increasing Qi and is suggested as a tonic for those with a weak constitution due to overwork and chronic illness.

How to use
Massage, inhalation, meditation, diffuser.
Stimulating, uplifting, balancing.
Used as a fragrance in soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics and perfumes.

Blends well with
Fennel, Cardamom, Clove, Orange, Mandarin and Bergamot.

Traditional useage
Aniseed was cultivated and used as a culinary and medicinal spice by the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. It is now used most often used as a breath freshener and in cough medicines.

Personality profile
It's described as uplifting and comforting for the mind, and ideal for individuals who are introverted or fearful and withdrawn.

Energetics and subtle aromatherapy
Ideal for individuals with a weak constitution, chronic illness or prone to overworking as it "increases the Qi and replenishes deficiency".
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Air
Magical Influences: Psychic awareness.

Safety Precautions
Skin irritant - avoid using on allergic and inflamed skin.
Avoid during pregnancy.

Important Note: The information provided is for educational purposes only

Sourced from
Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
Cunningham, S. Magical Aromatherapy. LLewellyn Publications, USA, 1993

  • Model: AEO.ANI
  • 2 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Essentialz

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 October, 2019.