Star Anise (Aniseed China Star)
Latin Name : Illicium Verum
Part of Plant Used : Fruit
Source : China
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
This oil can help with upset stomach, intestinal gas, “runny nose,” and as an expectorant to increase productive cough, as a diuretic to increase urine flow, and as an appetite stimulant.
This oil has been known to give relief from rheumatic and arthritic pains by stimulating blood circulation, and by reducing the sensation of pain in the affected areas.
It also has antiseptic properties which give wounds an effective protective layer against infections and sepsis. This aids in the faster healing of wounds.
The warming effect of this oil on the respiratory and the circulatory systems makes it a friendly oil.
The essential oil of anise is toxic to insects and smaller animals, therefore its smell keeps insects away.
For this reason, this oil can be employed to drive away insects by using it in fumigants, vaporisers, and sprays.