STAR ANISE OIL
Our organically crafted Star Anise Essential Oil is steam distilled from the seeds of the star-shaped fruits of the Illicium verum plant - native to southeast China, Vietnam, India and Japan. Star Anise has been used in Chinese medicine for over 1,300 years for its effects on the digestive system and for respiratory systems.
Star Anise Essential Oil has an intensely spicy-sweet, pungent, warm, licorice-like aroma, with a deep balsamic-woody undertone. Trans-anethole is the predominant chemical constituent in Star Anise (70-95%) and accounts for the licorice-like scent similar to yet sweeter than that of Fennel. It is sometimes confused with Anise Essential Oil, but they are different species and have somewhat different properties.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Star Anise Essential Oil is used in massage formulations to help alleviate muscular aches and pains. When used in soap, Star Anise is said to mask human odors, making it a good addition to fisherman's or hunters soap. It blends especially well with essential oils that are in the wood, resin, herbaceous, spice and citrus families. Star Anise Essential Oil is wonderful to use year-round, but it is especially lovely for seasonal use during the Autumn and Winter seasons. It wonderful for use in home fragrancing, diffusion and potpourri blends. Star Anise Essential Oil is also believed to be helpful during a woman's normal transition to menopause. It helps ease the sudden heat and sweating which often is present during this trying time in women's lives.
Emotionally and energetically, Star Anise Essential Oil is uplifting and comforting, and especially welcome in blends when one is feeling overly withdrawn or fearful. This essential oil increases mental clarity, provides inner strength, and sparks motivation.
PART USED Fruits and Seeds
SYNONYMS Illicium verum Hook.f.
COMMON NAMES Star Anise, Staranise, Chinese Star Anise, Badiane
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Essential Oil
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Top to Middle Note
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