Today we are going to start getting a little more in depth with oils and how to properly use them. Please, my readers, several times within the last few posts, I have issued Warnings...please do not let these pass by unnoticed! I would hate to have anything happen!
So give me a moment while I take 2 or 3, probably 4 gulps of coffee nectar to get m'writin' juices going!
How To Use Aniseed Oil
WARNING!! IN LARGE AMOUNTS ANETHOLE HAS NEUROTOXIC EFFECTS. IT CAN CAUSE CIRCULATORY PROBLEMS. ANY OIL WITH HIGH AMOUNTS OF ANETHOLE SHOULD BE USED ONLY IN LOW CONCENTRATION OVER SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. PLEASE ONLY USE THIS WHEN YOU ARE PROFICIENT AT AROMATHERAPY
Aromatic anise seeds, a revered digestive tonic of the Greeks and Romans, is still used in confectionery and as a flavoring alcoholic drinks, especially Pernod and Turkish Raki.
Asthma & Colds~Aniseed in a vaporizer or steam inhalation eases hay fever, head colds and bronchial complaints such as asthma. It also soothes vomiting and nausea. Place a few drops on a hanky to ease digestive problems, motion sickness and panic attacks from vertigo.
Emotional Balance~Inhaling Aniseed enhances relaxation and restful sleep. It relieves stress from over-work and eases heartache.
Inhaling Aniseed is a natural and gentle way to get relief from bronchial and digestive problems!
Tension Headaches~Make up a vaporizer blend to ease tension headaches by adding 5-10 drops from a combination of the following:
Place the vaporizer nearby and relax with your eyes closed until the headache begins to ease...
Star Anise, an oil extracted from an evergreen tree native to China, India and Vietnam, shares many properties with Aniseed. Their aromas are almost identical and they share chemical components including Athenole and Methylchavicol.
Consequently, the oils have similar properties and are often used interchangeably. Star Anise is less likely to irritate the skin but should still be used with caution and avoided altogether during pregnancy.
Well chickadees this wraps up today's post...*hope* you walk away a li'l more savvy when it comes to aromatherapy...Stay tuned tomorrow when I will be telling you all about Healing With Basil Oil.