Anise Essential Oil
GC/MS Key Constituents:
(E) anethole 79.1%
Methyl Chavicol 1.18%
1-(1-E-Propenyl)-5-methosy 2-methybutyrate 1.1%
Plant Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from seeds.
Selah oil blends that contain Anise oil: Tummy Troubles
Anise oil can be used as an appetite stimulant at a rate of 1 drop per day (Schnaubelt, 180).
Indigestion, coughs, bronchitis, catarrh (Worwood, 397).
Antiseptic, anxiety, colic, cough, cramping, diuretic, expectorant, indigestion, menstrual cramps, migraine, muscle pain and stiffness, nausea, nervousness, rheumatism, vertigo, whooping cough (Althea Press, 275).
Calm digestive or menstrual pain, stimulate breast milk production (Davis, 33).
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Topical: Apply diluted to affected area as desired.
Ok for children 5+ with proper dilution.
It is recommended to avoid this essential oil during pregnancy and lactation.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: 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" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
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.
Anise oil is potentially carcinogenic based on estragole content. May inhibit blood clotting. Avoid using if pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid using if you have or have had an estrogen-dependent cancer. 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.
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.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils, (2012).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D. The Healing Intelligences of Essential Oils (2011).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy, (1995), p. 96.
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