Anise Seed Essential Oil is derived from the aniseed or Anise plant via steam distillation. Originated from Asia, Anise Seed Essential Oil is now produced in Russia, France, and Spain.
Anise is often confused with Chinese Star Anise, which is widely used in Asia to produce Tamiflu drugs, and the Fennel plants because they both come from the same plant (Apiaceae).
The major component of Anise Oil is Anethol. It is the component that gives the oil its distinct aroma. Other (more…)