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Star Anise

Star Anise essential oil has a warm, spicy, extremely sweet liquorice-like aroma.

It is often used for bronchitis, unproductive coughs, lung congestion and colds.

This lovely liquorice scented oil is mainly used in aromatherapy blends that are intended to help with digestion and muscular aches or pains.


Botanical Name: Illicium verum

Part Typically used: Fruit

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Country of Origin: China

Class: Phenolic Ether

Typical Main Constituents
Anethole – 75%
Foeniculum – 7%
Estragole – 3%


Description: Pale yellow liquid with a warm, spicy, extremely sweet liquorice-like scent.

Actions: Antiseptic, Expectorant, Carminative, Stimulant, Insect repellant.

Special use: Is excellent used to disguise unwanted scents. Used in sweets, toothpaste, alcohol.

Blends Well With: Orange, Lavender, Rose, Pine and other spice oils.

Safety Data: Non-irritant. Avoid in pregnancy. Use in low doses.


 Aromatherapy / Home Use

Respiratory System: Coughs, Bronchitis.

Immune System: Colds and Flu.

Muscles & Joints: Aches and Pains, Rheumatism.

Digestive System: Colic, Flatulence, Stomach cramps, Indigestion.


General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations

  • Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
  • People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
  • Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.


General Disclaimer
The product information provided on this website is intended for educational purposes only. The information provided is not considered to be complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information contained in this website is not intended to be sufficient to provide diagnosis and/or treatment of medical conditions. It is recommended that treatment of serious health conditions be done with the help of a trained qualified medical practitioner.




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