Anise is originated in China and is considered one of the widely used spices in Central Asia. You can use Anise essential oil in many different ways: inhale it, use it as a massage oil and add it to your food ( in a seed form) for better digestion and appetite boost.Very flavorful, strong scent and easily noticeable when added to food but creates unbelievably colorful and vibrant taste!
Also used :
- to flavor toothpaste
- cough syrups
- even perfumes
- when inhaled great for: bronchitis, coughs, congestion and colds
- when applied with massage: relieves pains, muscular aches, soothes arthritis and rheumatism.
Instructions for cough or cold and congestion:
- take a bowl of hot water, add anise essential oil together with eucalyptus and basil oils
- lean over the bowl (make sure your water is not too hot and you are not too close to the bowl), close your eyes and inhale the fragrant steam with a towel over your head.
- towel will keep your water warm for longer and enable you to inhale more steam.
- blend anise and carrier oil and rub it on your chest to ease the congestion in your lungs.
Resources: Aromatherapy by Skye Alexander