Cheering, sense enhancing, mildly euphoric. Added to perfumes for a rich, sweet fragrance. Muscle ease, use diluted as a rub for digestive upsets. Has sweet clean, liquorice type aroma. Extraction of essential oil by steam distillation from the seeds. Widely used as a domestic spice. Aniseed tea is used for infant catarrh, also aides flatulence, colic and gripping pains. In Turkey the popular alcoholic drink, raki, is made from the seed. Traditionally used as deodorant. Native to Greece, Turkey & Egypt, now widely cultivated mainly in India and China and to a lesser extent in Mexico and Spain.Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, galactagogue, stimulant, stomachic. DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW. USE IN MODERATION. AVOID DURRING PREGNANCY.