Anise Seed Oil
Anise seed essential oil has a fragrant licorice scent and provides several health benefits when inhaled or applied to the body. The majority of aniseed oil is made up of a compound called anethole which is responsible for many of its benefits, including its anti-microbial, decongestant, anti-spasmodic and pain-relieving properties.
Directions for use
Before being applied externally, anise seed oil should be diluted with a carrier oil like coconut, sweet almond or jojoba oil. Massage the oil into muscles and joints to relieve muscle aches, spasms and arthritic pain.
Inhale anise seed oil to relieve the symptoms of allergies, colds, flu, coughs and other respiratory problems by adding a few drops to an oil diffuser. It can also be diffused in your home to repel mosquitoes and other insects.
To prevent and treat infections and pain you can apply a few drops to skin wounds or add it to warm water for a mouthwash.
Anise seed oil can be massaged through the hair to naturally treat lice.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.