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Anise Star Main Constituents: Anethole: 82.5%
Botanical Name: Illicium verum
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: A small to medium evergreen tree of the magnolia family, reaching up to 8m (26ft). The leaves are lanceolate and the axillary flowers are yellow. The fruits are harvested before they ripen, then sun dried. It is, as the name suggests, star shaped, radiating between five and ten pointed boat-shaped sections, about eight on average. These hard sections are seedpods. Tough skinned and rust colored, they measure up to 3cm (1-1/4Ã¢â¬ï¿¾) long
. Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Anise Star has a powerful and licorice-like scent.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Lavender, Pine, Orange, Rosewood, Clove, andCinnamon. Common
Uses: The potent chemical constituents of Star Anise include trans-anethole and safrole, and can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals. The seeds have traditionally been used in the East in small quantities, as a spice and remedy but also as a carminative, stomachic, stimulant and diuretic for combating colic, indigestion, and rheumatism. Important Note: This essential oil may solidify, and if so, must be heated to be brought back to a liquid state. This attests to the purity of the oil you have purchased.
History: For centuries, the seeds of Star Anise have been chewed in small quantities after each meal to promote digestion and sweeten the breath. The Japanese plant this tree in their temples and on tombs, and use the pounded bark as incense. Homeopaths prepare tinctures from the seeds. Cautions: Anise star is generally non-toxic and non-irritating (unlike Illicium anisatum the Japanese variety that is long considered toxic). It should not be used by anyone who is allergic or has inflamed skin; is pregnant, nursing, or who has a serious medical condition such as endometriosis or other oestrogen-dependent conditions or cancer.
CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS ESSENTIAL7 Product: Anise Star Essential Oil Lot No.: 11003-A15 Best Before: December, 2020 Store in air tight container; in a cool dry area; away from direct sunlight. Properties Specifications Results Appearance: Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid. Complies Odor: Strong characteristic odor of anise licorice. Complies Solubility: Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water. Complies Specific Gravity: 0.975 Ã¢â¬â 0.992 @ 20ÃÂ°C 0.980 Refractive Index: 1.5525 Ã¢â¬â 1.5600 @ 20ÃÂ°C 1.5532 Optical Rotation: -2.00ÃÂ° Ã¢â¬â +2.00ÃÂ° @ 20ÃÂ°C +0.889ÃÂ°