Aniseed essential oils are long used in traditional medicine. They are especially beneficial for mental health, which is why many people use them for anxiety and depression. However, aniseed oil benefits go beyond just the mind. Here is a list of some of the other professionals who may benefit from using essential oils with aniseed:

  • Traditional herbalists
  • Therapists and acupuncturists
  • Massage therapists
  • Nutritional experts
  • Ethical foodies

What is an Aniseed?
Aniseeds are a flowering annual plant that is native to the Eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Like other members of its family (e.g., dill, coriander and cumin), it has a very distinctive aroma, which is often used in desserts due to its sweet taste. It is also widely used for medicinal purposes throughout the world.

The leaves of aniseeds can be dried and consumed as such, but the real value lies in extracting the oils from them.

Anise is well known for its mental health benefits, in particular for its ability to help people with anxiety and depression. It is also known for relieving the symptoms of nausea and headaches and improving overall brain function.

The reason behind it is the presence of anethole, a compound that has strong sedative and analgesic properties.

Aniseed oil benefits everyone
As mentioned before, aniseed essential oils are widely used in traditional medicine due to the strong sedative and analgesic properties they contain. These properties help with a number of issues, including:

  • Nausea caused by chemotherapy
  • Epilepsy and other mental disorders
  • Gout and rheumatism
  • To reduce menstrual pain

What are the ingredients in Aniseed essential oils?

Anethole, also called anisaldehyde is extracted from anise seeds and is responsible for most of the effects of aniseed essential oil.

How to use Aniseed Essential Oils?
Aromatherapy is one of the most common ways to use anise essential oil benefits. There are several ways to use aniseed oil benefits for aromatherapy, for example:

  • Inhaling the oil directly by placing a drop on the tongue (for headaches and nausea)
  • Using oil in diffusers
  • Spraying the collar or room with aniseed essential oil to improve mood and concentration
  • Massage with aniseed essential oils to cleanse toxins from the body
  • Inhalation of aniseed oil before going to sleep to help you relax and fall asleep quicker.

There are many other ways to use these oils that are recommended by qualified practitioners. Always consult a qualified practitioner before using any self medication or remedies.