If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Anise essential oil and its many wonders.
Illicium verum is native to China and steam distilled to create its oil. Anise is a top/middle note oil with a sharp, licorice-like aroma that blends well with Cinnamon, Clove, Lavender, Orange and Pine Needle.
For thousands of years, Anise has been highly regarded for its digestive wonders. In ancient times, the Romans combined it with Cumin and Fennel to create delectable cakes that were savored after meals. It shouldn’t be too surprising then, that Anise is also beneficial in easing the effects of motion sickness, which is why we use it in our In-Motion Blend. Another benefit of this oil is minor pain relief, namely for muscles and toothaches. It makes a great addition to homemade toothpaste or mouthwash for this reason, as well as its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. With its robust and spicy aroma, Anise is good to use in homemade cologne. It is also an expectorant, decongestant, antioxidant, stimulant and insecticide.
Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.