Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part Typically Used: Seed
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Description: Distinctive scent of licorice. Rich and sweet.
Aniseed Essential Oil Uses: Bronchitis, colds, coughs, flatulence, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism.
Aniseed Essential Oil possesses the distinctive aroma of black licorice. Although you may not be a fan of black licorice, a single drop or two of Aniseed Seed Essential Oil can dramatically enhance an otherwise dull blend. It can be useful in diffuser and inhaler blends intended to help ease bronchitis, colds and the flu. It is said to help promote the production of breast milk and stimulate menstruation.
Emotionally, Aniseed Essential Oil can be calming when used in very small dilutions. Aniseed and Star Aniseed Essential Oils are often grouped together and sometimes are confused with each other as both possess a similar aroma and have similar, but not completely identical properties.