Star Anise Essential Oil

 

Description:

 

Star Anise is considered as one of the most beautiful spices. It is obtained from a small tree that is native of Vietnam and China. Botanically, Star Anise is known as Illicium verum that belongs to Illiciaceae family. Oil from Star Anise is distillated by the means of Steam distillation. It is pale yellow in color having thin consistency and has strong strength of aroma. Star Anise has tempting perfumery and it can be easily distinguished from other false fruits.

 

Uses & Benefits:

 

    • Star anise oil is commonly used in traditional cultures to spice food, reduce intestinal gas, aid digestion, and as a diuretic.
    • It also promotes vitality and strength.
    • Animals like the smell and it can be used in animal feed.
    • Star Anise Oil is used in cough syrup and throat medications.

 

Star Anise Essential Oil Specification:

 

Botanical Name:  Illicium verum
Common name:  Star Anise
Origin:   Belgium
Mode of Extraction:  Steam distilled
Parts Used:   Seeds
Note Classification:   Top
Appearance:   Pale yellow liquid
Organoleptic Properties:   Sharp, strong licorice-like odor
Refractive Index at 20 °C:  1.5480 – 1.5650
Specific Gravity at 20 °C:   0.9700 – 0.9900
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: Lavender, Pine, Orange, Rosewood, Clove, Cinnamon
Constituents: (E)-anethole, Foeniculin, Methyl chavicol, Limonene, Linalool, Nerolidol, Cinnamyl acetate

 

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