Anise trade technology project information
The essential oil is obtained from the seed by steam distillation.
The oil is very pale yellow in colour and has a sweet and spicy smell. It is used extensively in the pharmaceutical and food and drinks industries.
Anise Seed oil is used therapeutically in the treatment of respiratory and digestive problems but has a relatively high level of toxicity.
Although the plant and seeds have culinary and medicinal uses, the essential oil is not recommended for domestic use.