Health Benefits of Anise Essential Oil
Anise Essential Oil may not be the first aromatic oil that pops into your head when you think aromatherapy, but give it a chance. It really is a useful therapeutic oil.
Historically, anise oil has been used for dry, irritable coughs, bronchitis, and whooping cough. These are still applicable uses today. In recent times, Anise oil is also used for arthritis/rheumatism and cancer.
Other uses of Anise oil include alkalosis, blood oxygenation, colitis, constipation, digestion (accelerates), diverticulitis, estrogen (increases), fertility, flatulence, hormonal imbalance, irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, parasites, pms, prostrate cancer (blended with frankincense), and respiratory system (strengthens).
How is all of this possible from one essential oil? It's in the properties. The therapeutic properties of anise are anticoagulant, anesthetic/analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, estrogen-like, antispasmodic, antitumoral, diuretic, tonic (heart), and a stimulant (heart).
Sniff this amazing aromatic oil and it will open emotional blocks and recharges vital energy. If you don't feel like going around with amber bottles close to your nose, simply diffuse it.
Good Anise comes from Turkey or Egypt. Pay attention to country of origin when purchasing any aromatherapy oil and know where the best comes from.
Anise can irritate sensitive skin and has been known to cause dermatitis in some individuals. It is best if you use it in moderation.
Dilute 1 part essential oil to 1 part carrier oil. Apply 1-2 drops on location, on Vita Flex points, directly inhale or diffuse. GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe to ingest)
Anise essential oil was listed in Dioscorides' De Materia Medica (A.D. 78), Europe's first authoritative guide to medicines, that became the standard work for herbal treatments for over 1,700 years.
Anise oil can be difficult to use in blending. Use only very small amounts. Blends with Bergamot, Blue tansy, Fennel, Ginger, Juniperberry, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Black pepper, Peppermint, Tangerine, Tarragon, and Ylang ylang.
Inexpensive, yet powerful, Anise essential oil is one of aromatherapy's best kept secrets. Until now, that is!
The Oil Lady writes for http://www.theoilshop.com.