Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Anise

Anise plant
Anise (Pimpinella anisum)

Anise oil comes from the Pimpinella anisum plant. It has a sweet licorice scent and is a top note oil.

PropertiesEdit

 
Pimpinella anisum essential oil.

DigestiveEdit

Alleviates flatulence.[1]

PainEdit

Eases rheumatism and muscle pain.

RespiratoryEdit

Relieves bronchitis, coughs and the symptoms of a cold.

CautionEdit

  • Don't use anise oil if you have cancer.
  • May irritate sensitive skin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "About Herbology - Herbal Extracts". https://ssbea.mercer.edu/patelt/extract.htm#ANISE.