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25 Days of Essential Oils – Day 1

Day 1 begins our essential oil journey with Anise.

Essential Oil Common Name: Anise

Latin Name: Pimpinella anisum​

Family: Apiaceae (formally Umberlliferae)

Part of Plant Used: Seeds

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Notes (Scent and Staying Power): Middle

Safe for Ages: Children over 5 years old, but it's not recommended due to contraindications

Safe for Pregnancy: No

Safe for Breastfeeding: No

Topical Max: 2.4%

Shelf Life: 5 Years

Key Therapeutic Properties/Actions: Antibacterial, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Digestant, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant.

Contraindications: Since this essential oil has anti-coagulant properties, avoid using it in all routes. All routes would be, inhalation, topical and internal usage. Avoid if using aspirin or other types of blood thinners, and diabetes medication. Avoid using it at least two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. This essential oil is also potentially carcinogenic. This essential oil is also a reproductive hormone modulator. This means, not recommended for use if you have endometriosis or have estrogen-dependent cancers. If used orally, there are other issues. Oral use is definitely not recommended for this essential oil.

Thank you for reading!

Love and Nature,


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Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety. (2nd ed.). Churchill Livingstone.

Petersen, D. (2016). Aromatherapy Materia Medica. American College of Healthcare Sciences.

Aromahead Institute. (n.d.). Aromatherapy Certification Program. [Courses]. Aromahead Institute.

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