ANISE STAR ESSENTIAL OIL
Botanical Name: Illicium verum
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: A small to medium evergreen tree of the magnolia family, reaching up to 8m (26ft). The leaves are lanceolate and the axillary flowers are yellow. The fruits are harvested before they ripen, then sun dried. It is, as the name suggests, star shaped, radiating between five and ten pointed boat-shaped sections, about eight on average. These hard sections are seedpods. Tough skinned and rust colored, they measure up to 3cm (1-1/4”) long.
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Anise Star has a powerful and licorice-like scent.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Lavender, Pine, Orange, Rosewood, Clove, and Cinnamon.
Practical applications: Bath - Compress - Massage.
Historical Uses: Aphrodisiac, bronchitis, colds, coughs, cramps, flu, indigestion and rheumatism.
Important Note: This essential oil may solidify, and if so, must be heated to be brought back to a liquid state. This attests to the purity of the oil you have purchased.
Anise star is generally non-toxic and non-irritating (unlike Illicium anisatum the Japanese variety that is long considered toxic). It should not be used by anyone who is allergic or has inflamed skin; is pregnant, nursing, or who has a serious medical condition such as endometriosis or other oestrogen-dependent conditions or cancer.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
IT MAY CAUSE SENSITIVITY IN SOME INDIVIDUALS.
CONSULT PHYSICIAN BEFORE USE IF PREGNANT.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
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