Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum
Family Name: Umbelliferae/apiaceae
Origin: Greece, Egypt
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled from the seeds
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow
Aroma: Strong, pungent, warming, aniseedy
Main Chemical Components: Phenols
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiemetic’s, cardiac, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative, stomachic, stimulant, aphrodisiac
Method of Use: Good for digestive, colds, flu, sinus complaints. Use in massage blends for tummy complaints and on breasts to help with milk lactation after baby is born.
Contra-indications: Use in low dilution as skin sensitisation may occur. Negates homeopathic remedies. Not during pregnancy.