Poya Star Anise Essential Oil
Poya Star Anise Essential Oil has a delightful aroma similar to black licorice. It is a wonderful addition to inhaler blends intended to help ease bronchitis and ease colds and flu. Additionally, it aids digestion and relieves muscular aches and pains. Other uses for Anise Star are relief from constipation, breath freshening, muscle spasms and toothaches.
Star Anise (Illicium verum)
An evergreen tree native to Southern Asia, Star Anise can grow up to 35 feet tall. The tree produces unique star shaped fruits. The seeds of the fruits are then harvested, sun dried and steam distilled to extract the oils. Star Anise has been used for centuries as a spice to add flavour to food and drinks. Likewise, it has also been used medicinally for health and well being or chewed after meals to freshen breath and aid digestion.
When used in Aromatherapy, Star Anise is used to promote sleep, ease breathing, and be a natural remedy for symptoms of PMS. Additionally, it is known to be an aphrodisiac, disinfectant, mild diuretic, expectorant, and insecticide.
Perfumery Note: Middle to Base
Aromatherapy Class: Energizing and Uplifting
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Blends well with: Cedar wood, Chamomile, Coriander, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Tea Tree and Vanilla.
How to Use Star Anise
Diffuse, directly inhale, or dilute well and apply topically.
Star Anise is known to be a mild skin irritant, so be sure to dilute well in a carrier oil. Additionally, perform a patch test to check for allergies or sensitivities.
Avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have estrogen-dependent cancer, endometriosis, have diabetes, taking diuretic medications, renal insufficiency, take anticoagulant medications, hemophilia, bleeding disorders, peptic ulcer. Furthermore, do not give to children under the age of five.
The information contained herein is not meant to be a substitute for medical treatment.
If you have any medical condition(s) or concerns please contact your family doctor.
In addition, all Poya products are for external use only.