Piminella Anisum which is also referred to as Anise, is native to east Mediterranean region, is a herb which grows upto half a meter with white flowers. It has varied medicinal advantages and is used around the world for numerous reasons. Anise seeds possess a definite flavor and aroma, that is widely utilized in recipes.
Some of its health benefits are listed below:
Anethol is the major element of anise oil. The oil derives its aroma from this compound. The healthful advantages of anise oil comprise its antispasmodic, antiseptic, sedative, digestive and stimulant properties. It contains detoxifying properties too. Anise oil is capable of keeping your skin healthy and lustrous. Aniseed oil mixed with Shea butter or any other oil will work wonders. This oil provides instant relief from spots, acne, and damaged skin. It helps your skin remain soft, smooth, and glowing.
Aniseed oil has evidenced its utility in hair regrowth, which is why it is used for oiling the hair. It additionally helps repair the damaged hair. When aniseed oil is massaged well into the scalp, it aids the growth of new hair. It provides relief from dandruff and flakes, which typically occur in those with a dry scalp. Aniseed oil has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties,and thus it can be used to get rid of hair lice as well.
Aniseed oil has the same properties that estrogen has and thus it can be used to ease menstrual problems like cramps. It reduces spasms if massaged into the abdomen. Its massage also helps increase the flow of milk in lactating mothers.
Anise oil has narcotic and sedative effects which makes its use as an effective anti-epileptic and anti-hysteric possible. It slows blood circulation down, which in turn eases the epileptic attack, convulsions, and nervous system disorders. The only caution you must take while using anise oil is that the dosage should be small, as heavy dosages can lead to adverse effects.
Spasmodic pains include stomach aches, lower abdominal pain, cramps and convulsions caused by spasms in the muscles. Due to its antispasmodic effect, it helps soothe and calm spasms and contractions thus easing the pain.
It is used as a mouth freshener in India and is served after meals for its digestive properties. It accelerates digestive process and helps speed up metabolism too, which is most beneficial for people with indigestion and constipation problems.
The anise oil can be use to cure pains in arthritis and rheumatism by improving circulation. It stimulates the secretion of enzymes and hormones, boosting the metabolism and making the brain more active and alert.