Anise,Pimpinella anisum, also called aniseed, is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae. Anise plants grow best in light, fertile, well-drained soil. The seeds should be planted as soon as the ground warms up in spring. Because the plants have a taproot, they do not transplant well after being established, so they should be started either in their final location or transplanted while the seedlings are still small. The oil is extracted by steam distillation from the dried ripe fruit and seeds. After being threshed from the plant, the seeds are dried in trays until they become greyish brown.
Chemical Composition:- The essential oil includes the following chemical compounds; a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, linalool, cis-anethole, trans-anethole, safrole, anisaldehyde and acetoanisole.
- Aniseed oil can be useful in the treatment of muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, whooping cough, colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion, catarrh and hangovers.
- Aniseed has aphrodisiac properties that can increase libido.
- The seed’s healing properties can also be yielded through external means like vaporization and pastes.
|BOTANICAL NAME||Pimpinella Anisum|
|COLOR||pale yellow oily liquid|
|Refractive Index @ 20°C||1.553||1.558|
|Flash Point||92 °C|