By steam distillation of the ripe fruits of the plant. Sweet anise-like earthy, peppery, spicy odour. Hint of a fruity fresh top note. Digestive ease when used with carriers as a massage, easing wind. Useful for oily mature skin and cellulite. Use sparingly & always diluted. Traditionally used as an antiseptic, aphrodisiac, soothing agent, muscle relaxant. Properties: Toning, cleansing, reduces cellulite, refreshing mouthwash. DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.