Aniseed | Latin Name: Pimpinella Anisum | Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Herbs, Seeds
A colourless to pale yellow liquid with a warm, spicy-sweet characteristic scent. Like Aise-Star it is a good masking agent. Pungent liquorice like smell, very warming.
The Middle East first gave us Aniseed and it is now found in the warmer parts of Europe as well as North Africa and the USA. Cultivated to about two feet it has delicate feathery leaves with tiny white blossoms. The greyish brown seeds are crushed before distillation increasing the oil yield. Low temperatures tend to solidify the oil and may need to be hand warmed before use.