Anise Essential Oil

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With Ayurvedic uses dating back at least 2,000 years, this oil has earned a reputation for promoting oral health (teeth, gums, and breath) and digestive system health.  The warm, sweet scent of this oil strongly resembles that of licorice. 

The Greeks and Romans relied heavily upon Anise in historical times, for digestive system disorders.  Traditionally, it is widely used in the flavoring of food and drink, and also in the dental and pharmaceutical industries. 

It has been used in digestive teas to promote the improvement of appetite and as a digestive stimulant. 


Botanical Name: (Pimpinella anisum)

Plant Origin: Egypt

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from seeds 

Shelf Life: 5 yrs in proper storage conditions

Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight

Maximum topical dilution: 2.4%

Selah oil blends that contain Anise oil:  

Tummy Troubles 


Anise may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:

  • appetite stimulant - at a rate of 1 drop per day (6. p. 180)
  • indigestion, flatulence, nausea, colic
  • digestive linked migraines and headaches
  • calming nervous digestive tract conditions
  • coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
  • calming menstrual pain, cramping, PMS
  • rheumatism, muscle pain

According to Tisserand and Young, Anise oil is potentially carcinogenic based on estragole and safrole content. (7. p. 196)

Therapeutic Properties

  • antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
  • antispasmodic - prevents and eases spasms, convulsions, or cramps
  • carminative - expels gas (flatulence), easing abdominal pain and bloating
  • diuretic - aids in removal of excess water from the body; promotes urination
  • expectorant - promotes the discharge of mucous from the respiratory system
  • stimulant - excites or quickens the activity of physiological processes
  • stomachic - digestive aid and tonic; improving the appetite



    Maximum topical dilution is 2.4%. Apply diluted to affected area as desired.

    Ok for children 6+ with proper dilution. Click here for the essential oil dilution chart.


    Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.

    Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA


    Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.

    However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (3. p.96).

    All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

    For more information about Anise essential oil from click here. 


    May inhibit blood clotting and reproductive hormone modulation.

    Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid using if you have or have had an estrogen-dependent cancer or endometriosis. Avoid using at all on children under 5 years old.

    Can irritate sensitive skin and has been known to cause dermatitis in some individuals. Use in moderation. 

    Use with caution orally if you are taking diabetes medication, anticoagulant medication or diuretic medication, or if you have had renal insufficiency, edematous disorders, major surgery, peptic ulcers, hemophilia, or other bleeding disorders.

    General EO Cautions:

    If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.

    Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.

    This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.

    GC/MS Key Constituents:

    (E) anethole 79.1%
    Limonene 11.9%
    Methyl Chavicol 1.18%
    1-(1-E-Propenyl)-5-methosy 2-methybutyrate 1.1%


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