Anise Essential Oil

 

Description:

 

Anise essential oil is extracted from the seeds of the herb Pimpinella anisum (also known as P. officinale and vulgare), of the Umbelliferae family. It has a pungent liquorice-like smell and is also known as aniseed oil. It is an annual plant and is basically cultivated in summer season. Leaves of this plant have feathery pinnate and very small white flower blossoms over it in dense umbels. Anise is rich in protein, crude fiber and moisture content. Anise oil has clear color; it has sweet, licorice like aroma and has slight husk notes.

 

Uses & Benefits:

 

 

    • Narcotic and sedative – Can help ease epileptic and hysteric episodes

 

    • Pain reliever – Provides relief for arthritic pain

 

    • Antiseptic – Used to clean wounds and help protect against infections

 

    • Decongestant/expectorant – Helps eliminate congestion in the respiratory tract

 

    • Flavoring agent – Used as a flavoring agent for food and beverages and an ingredient for salads and soups

 

    • Food processing – Anise and anise oils are used in processed meats like pepperoni, pizza toppings, Italian sausage, and similar food products

 

    • Insecticide – The oil is toxic to insects

 

    • For oral health – Added to toothpastes, mouthwashes, and syrups

 

    • Fragrance – Added to soaps, detergents, lotions, and skin creams

 

 

Anise Oil Specification:

 

Botanical Name:  Pimpinella anisum

 

Common name:   Anise Seed Oil, Aniseed Oil

 

Origin:   India

 

Mode of Extraction:   Steam distillation

 

Parts Used:   Seeds

 

Note Classification:   Middle

 

Appearance:   Pale yellow to colorless

 

Organoleptic Properties:  Very Sweet Anise likes odour

 

Refractive Index at 20 °C:   1.558 – 1.561

 

Specific Gravity at 20 °C:   0.983 – 0.989

 

Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils

 

Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.

 

Blends with:   Bay, black pepper, ginger, lavender, orange, pine, rose

 

Constituents:   Anethol (present to about 90 per cent), fixed oil, sugar, choline and mucilage,Anethole.

 

 

 

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