Preparation: The essential oil is steam distilled from the seeds of the plant.
Main components: Anetol, anise ketone, anise acid, anise aldehid.
Medical and cosmetic benefits: Relaxing, antispasmodic, pain easing, expectorant and relieves catharr. Helps lactation and balances the hormones. Can be used for acne and red prone skin, to prevent inflamation.
Effects on the soul and mind: Strong sedative, relieves anxious fear, and helps overcoming mood swings.
Usage: 4-5 drops in aroma lamp, 8-10 drops in aroma bath. For skin care, pour 4-5 drops of essential oil into 1 dl vegetable oil or water.
Special notes: The anethol content of the oil is similar to estrogen, so it isn't recommended to use during pregnancy. Doesn't cause skin sensitivity, no phototoxic effect.