NOW® Anise Oil has a distinct licorice-like aroma. It has been enjoyed by Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures for centuries and is famed for its role in alleviating digestive and stomach challenges. NOW® Anise Oil is 100% pure and natural, mixes well with sandalwood, lavender and orange oils, and is steam distilled from Anise seeds.
Anise Seed (Illicium verum)
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 in aromatherapy.
Mixes well with: Cedarwood oil, lime oil, orange oil, vanilla concentrate oil.
Parts used: Seeds.
Extraction method: Steam Distilled from ripened seed of plant.
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.