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The Official Oil Guide

Anise Star

100% Pure Anise Star Essential Oil

Scientific Name :  Illicium verum

Part of Plant Used : Seeds

Best Extraction Method : Steam Distillation

Aroma : Licorice like

Odor Strength : High

Evaporation : Middle Note

Oil Hue: Clear

Origin : Vietnam and China

Primary Active Constituent : Trans-Anethole

Blends Well With: Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Fennel, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Tea Tree, Vanilla

Usage Instructions

Precautions : May inhibit blood clotting.  Should not be used by those with endometriosis or estrogen-dependent cancers. Avoid use with children under 5. 

Topical : To relieve involuntary muscle spasm, dilute 1 part Anise Star with 1 part carrier oil and massage into the area of concern.

Aromatic : To treat lung infections, diffuse 4-5 drops in an ultrasonic diffuser.

To help manage asthma, diffuse 4-5 drops in an ultrasonic diffuser 3 times daily.

Anise Star is also a great expectorant; diffuse 4-5 drops in an ultrasonic diffuser aid in the treatment of a cough.

Internal :  To aid digestion, add 1-2 drops to a warm glass of water (at least 6 oz), stir vigorously and frequently before drinking. Make sure to use a glass container.



Essential Oils should never be consumed without first consulting your doctor/aromatherapist/naturopath, etc. Skin Patch Tests should always be conducted when applying an essential oil topically for the first time.

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