Extraction method: Steam distillation
Parts used: seed pod from the herb
Chakra Association: Svadisthana (Sacral)
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: sweet, licorice-like
Largest Producing Countries: Central and South America, Indonesia, India
Traditional Uses: Anise was revered by ancient civilizations, especially Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks. The Ancient Greeks used it as a calming herb for the digestive system.
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, insecticide, laxative, estrogenic
Mental & Emotional Effects: Calming when used in small dilutions. Anise seed acts similarly to a narcotic without side effects (slows circulation, calms hysteria.)
Benefits: May help ease bronchitis, colds, and flu. Promotes production of breast milk and may stimulate menstruation. May be helpful for muscle aches, rheumatism, and flatulence. May help to maintain healthy blood pressure.
Blends well with: Cardamom, Caraway, Cedarwood, Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Mandarin, Petitgrain, Rosewood, Lavender, Orange, Pine
Other Interesting Notes: Powerful insect repellant. Kills bacteria in the stomach and intestines. Good for vision. Stimulates the circulation of chi.
Safety Data: Never apply directly to the skin undiluted. For external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals. In large doses, it can slow circulation and cause risk of cerebral congestion. Avoid during pregnancy. Do not use if you have low blood pressure.
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