Anise Oil Introduction and Origin
Anise essential oil is extracted from the umbelliferae, the herb pimpinellaanisum of the umbelliferae family. It has pungent liquor ice like smell and is also known as anise and sweet cumin. This warm spicy essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to ease the discomfort of introverted and fearful people. It helps in aiding digestion, boosting the lungs and easing migraine and headache.
Aniseed originated from the middle east and is now cultivated in Europe USA and north Africa .It is an annual herb about 2 feet high with delicate feathery leaves tiny white flower and grayish brown seeds. Aniseed oil is used in liquors and cordials, toothpaste and mouthwash .In India it is used as breath sweetener and in turkey a popular alcoholic drink called raki is made from seed.
Anise oil is extracted by steam distillation from fruits and seeds.
Properties of Anise Essential Oil
The essential oil includes the following chemical compounds; a-pinene, camphene, b, trans-anethole, safrole, mphene, b-pinene, linalool, cis-anethole, trans-anethole, safrole, anisaldehyde and acetoanisole.
Density: 0.980 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Solubility: in organic solvent
Unbelievable Uses and Benefits of Anise Oil
The therapeutic properties of aniseed oil are antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, galactagogue, stomachic, insecticide, laxative and parasiticide
Aniseed oil is rich in iron which is used for production of blood cells in your body.
It also contains small amount of manganese a key mineral that act as an antioxidant and is necessary for metabolism and development.
One table spoon of aniseed oil contains;;
• Calories: 23
• Protein: 1 gram
• Fat: 1 gram
• Carbs: 3 grams
• Fiber: 1 gram
• Iron: 13% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
• Manganese: 7% of the RDI
• Calcium: 4% of the RDI
• Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
• Phosphorus: 3% of the RDI
• Potassium: 3% of the R
MAY REDUCE SYMPTOM OF DEPRESSION
One study showed that anise seed extract exhibited powerful antidepressant properties in mice and was effective as a common prescription medication used to
Could protect against stomach ulcer
Anise seed reduced stomach acid secretion and protected against stomach ulcer formation in one animal study.