NOW Anise Oil, 100% Pure Essential Oil
A favorite spice of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, Anise Oil has a characteristic
licorice-like aroma that is sweet and spicy. This oil is 100% pure and is steam
distilled from anise seeds.
Anise Seed (Pimpinella anisum)
Fun fact: In 1619, it was decreed by law from the Virginia Assembly that each
family plant at least six anise seeds a year.
From the sublime to the fantastic, Anise Seed has experienced a multitude
of uses during the course of history. It was used to perfume the clothing of
King Edward IV, as a food flavoring during the Middle Ages, and to fund repairs
on the London Bridge, for which a special tax was added to the sale of anise
seed. Pliny the Elder, author of the first encyclopedia, claimed its seeds had
the power to prevent bad dreams if placed beneath the sleeper’s pillow. Anise
seed (or aniseed) is a member of the parsley family, and its flavor resembles
licorice. Used medicinally since prehistoric times, anise seed remains a staple
Mixes well with: Cedarwood, clary sage, lavender, orange, rosewood, sandalwood,
Parts used: Seeds.
Extraction method: Steam distillation.
Safety Information: Not recommended for use if pregnant. May cause stomach
irritation and dizziness, so do not exceed recommended dosage. Do not use if
diagnosed with endometriosis or estrogen-dependent cancers.
Warnings: Not for internal use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not
use during pregnancy. For aromatherapeutic use only.
Natural Essential Oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.