Anise, Star Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Illicium verum
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Seed
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Spicy-sweet characteristic licorice scent
Blends Well With: Cedarwood Atlas, Dill Weed, Fennel Sweet, Lemon, Mandarin, Peppermint, Petitgrain
Star Anise oil is estrogenic and therefore should not be used in pregnancy, breastfeeding, endometriosis, estrogen-sensitive cancers, and children under 5 years of age. We recommend a maximum dilution of 1.75%.
Instantly recognizable by its warm, sweet licorice scent, Star Anise essential oil is believed to be helpful during a woman’s normal transition to menopause. It helps ease the sudden heat and sweating which often is present during this trying time in women’s lives. This oil is also helpful in relieving the feeling of having over-indulged at the dinner table. Star Anise can help smooth out the discomfort and fullness of a “tight tummy.”
For a nice pick-me-up, diffuse 3 drops Aniseed, 2 drops Lemon and 1 drop Peppermint. This same blend of oils in two teaspoons of carrier oil applied to the abdomen is also helpful with calming occasional digestive upset or a queasy stomach.
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.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.