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Organic Green Anise

Organic Green Anise

Pimpinella carvi

Botanical Properties

This annual herbaceous plant belongs to the Apicaecae family. Its stalks can reach 1m in height and its extremities form umbrella spokes carrying little white flowers. Its oblong fruits (seeds) are greeny grey and are harvested in September. Green anise grows in light and sun drenched soils.

Origin and history

Originating in the Mediterranean Basin and North Africa, green anise is mostly cultivated as a condiment. Its seeds and leaves have a anise flavour and aroma, making it a great compliment to salads, barbecues, fish, pastries, and numerous liqueurs. Due to its digestive and carminative properties, it makes the perfect infusion after a heavy meal.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid

Colour: yellow

Odour: anise

Distilled parts: Fruits

Country of origin: Egypt

Chemotype

Principal biochemical constituents: trans anethole

Allergenic molecules naturally occurring within this essential oil: limonene, linalool.

Certain natural components within this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.

Properties

  • appetite inducing
  • digestive
  • galactopoietic
  • oestrogen-like
  • antispasmodic
  • carminative
  • stimulant

Indications

Green anise essential oil is recommended against all problems linked to digestion: anorexia, slow digestion, gassiness, nausea, colitis, vomiting, aerophagia, etc. It is also an ideal product to help stimulate milk production in young mothers. Its influence on the female endocrine system helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and provide balance during the menopause.

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Instructions

Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.

Oral administration:

1 drop of green anise essential oil twice a day, with a little honey or on a lozenge under the tongue. Take with a meal in the case of indigestion.

On the skin:

Mix 10 drops of organic green anise essential oil with 30 drops of the organic hypericum vegetable oil, massage into the stomach in the case of colic.

Possible synergies

Digestive problems: lavender, cajeput

Energetic values and synergies

Green anise essential oil is linked to the Anahata chakra, the cardiac chakra, associated with the colour green.

By helping to provide balance within the Anahata chakra, green anise promotes generosity, acceptance, and compassion. Massage the celiac plexus with a mixture of a vegetable oil of your choice and green anise essential oil, this will help you let go and regain self-confidence.

In synergy: rose

Precautions

Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.

Important

The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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