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Anise Star, Anise Seed and Aniseed Myrtle essential oils are very similar in chemistry and their applications. They are typically used for her anti-spasmodic and carminative therapeutic properties to relieve dyspepsia, colic and gas and is anti-ulcerogenic.It has also been proven to be sedative and inhibits acetylcholinesterase. Because of the fantastic anti spasmodic properties, we find her to be awesome when dealing with deep respiratory issues. She can relieve the spastic coughs of bronchitis and chest colds. A good friend of ours uses one of these in her anti asthma blend.
Energetics and Chakras2nd Chakra - relationships, creation energy, 4th Chakra - unconditional love, 6th Chakra - perspective, 7th Chakra - higher information, Clarity, Expansive, Meditative, Uplifting
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Anise Seed
- Anise Seed comes from a small plant with white flowers. You would use her when you wanted to add the essence of softness and a bit of protection. She prefers full sun but likes to be sheltered from the wind, hence the protective aspect. When looking at the plant the feeling of lightness and joy. The white flowers are reminiscent of summer and easy going.
- Star Anise comes from an evergreen tree and the seeds come from a star shaped pod. You would use her when you wanted the essence of congruence and stability added to your blend. Also when you needed the energetics of everlasting and standing firm.
- Aniseed myrtle comes from an Australian Rainforest Tree, You would use her in a blend when you wanted to bring in a feeling of strength, energy and coolness. Also, when you are trying to help someone begin something foreign and new. (as long as they are not from Australia)
Therapeutic Benefits of Anise SeedAnalgesic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Carminative, Cooling, Digestive tonic, Emmenagogic, Estrogenic, Expectorant
Aroma-Chemistry of Anise Seed
Safety Information for Anise Seed
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- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.