Anise Star Essential oil
Botanical Name Illicium verum
Country of origin: China
Extraction: Steam distilled
Colour: Colourless to Pale yellowish
Aroma: Strong and liquorice- more like pungent and stronger than anise
General medicinal properties: Star Anise has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over thousand years for its stimulating effect on the digestive system such as stomach discomfort, indigestion and bloating, as well as for respiratory ailments including bronchitis and unproductive coughs. Star Anise is also useful in dyspepsia, flatulence, spasmodic, dysentery, asthma, hemiplegia, facial paralysis and halitosis.
The oil enhances relaxation, sleep patterns and emotional balance. It helps reduce tiredness or weariness resulting from physical or mental activity.
Blends well with bay, cardamom, caraway, coriander, cedarwood, dill, sweet fennel, lavender, mandarin, neroli, orange, petitgrain, rosewood.
Caution: Applying undiluted oil on skin can cause irritation, always use in low concentration and may cause skin sensitisations and Do not use during pregnancy.