VAIBHAV PERFUMERY's aniseed essential oil is extracted from the seeds of the herb Pimpinella anisum, of the Umbeliferae family. The Scientific name of Aniseed is Pimpinella anisum .It has pungent liquorices'-like smell and is also known as anise and sweet cumin. It should not be confused with Illicium verum, which is star anise and belongs to the Illiciaceae family.
This warm, spicy VAIBHAV PERFUMERY's Aniseed essential oil is often used in aromatherapy to ease the discomfort of introverted and fearful people, while aiding the digestion, boosting the lungs and easing migraines and headaches. The oil is of medium viscosity and will solidify at low temperatures and it may need to be hand-warmed before use.
Aniseed Oil is sweet and very aromatic, distinguished by its characteristic flavor. The seeds, whole or powdered, are used in a wide variety of regional and ethnic confectioneries, including the black jelly bean, and it is taken as a digestive after meals in India. Anise is an herb. The seed (fruit) and oil, and less frequently the root and leaf, are used to make medicine.
Aniseed Oil is used for upset stomach, intestinal gas, "runny nose," and as and expectorant to increase productive cough, as a diuretic to increase urine flow, and as an appetite stimulant. Women use anise to increase milk flow when nursing, start menstruation, treat menstrual discomfort or pain, ease childbirth, and increase sex drive. Men use anise to treat symptoms of "male menopause." Other uses include treatment of seizures, nicotine dependence, and trouble sleeping (insomnia), asthma, and constipation.
Some people apply anise directly to the skin to treat lice, scabies, and psoriasis.
In foods, anise is used as a flavoring agent. It has a sweet, aromatic taste that resembles the taste of black licorice. It is commonly used in alcohols and liqueurs, such as anisette and ouzo. Anise is also used in dairy products, gelatins, meats, candies, and breath fresheners. In manufacturing, anise is often used as a fragrance in soap, creams, perfumes, and sachets. There are chemicals in anise that may have estrogen-like effects. Chemicals in anise may also act as insecticides.