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Star Anise is an evergreen tree usually growing between 12-16ft, indigenous to Southeast Asia. The plant part used is the dried, ripe fruit that consists of around 8 seed bearing woody follicles attached to a central axis in the shape of a star, hence the name, Star Anise.
Energetics and Chakras2nd Chakra - relationships, creation energy, 6th Chakra - perspective, Expansive, Meditative, Protective, Unconditional love, Uplifting
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Anise Star CO2 Select Extract Organic
Anise Seed, Anise Star and Aniseed Myrtle all can help move obstacles out of our way, either mentally or in a tangible form so that we can feel sure-footed as we move ahead. This essential oil also is great oil to help us when we feel either overwhelmed or tired. It can help soothe our spirit, so we can either take a rest or gain the motivation we feel is needed. Anise star is also very effective in helping to clear the head so that you can see the bigger picture. It is expansive and comforting at the same time.
- 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)
The Ancient Egyptians thought of Star Anise to "refresh the heart". The Greeks and Romans used it as a "pick me up". Ancient Chinese used Star Anise as a digestive aid and as a breath freshener. Star Anise has been used in a tea as a traditional remedy for rheumatism and in TCM today, as a warm and moving herb used to assist in relieving cold-stagnation.
Therapeutic Benefits of Anise Star CO2 Select Extract OrganicAnalgesic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Calming, Carminative, Cooling, Digestive tonic, Emmenagogic, Estrogenic, Expectorant
Aroma-Chemistry of Anise Star CO2 Select Extract Organic
The chemistry of Anise Seed, Star Anise EO, Star Anise CO2 and Aniseed Myrtle is similar. These abstracts are high In trans anethole which is a component of the Ether chemical family. While these oils have a pleasant, soft aroma, do not be fooled they are “Terminator” extracts and you must know when and how to use them. The ether family has quite a few safety issues, so please read them.
Safety Information for Anise Star CO2 Select Extract Organic
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