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Escentia Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) Essential Oil

Sizes: 11ml, 22ml, 50ml, 100ml, 500ml.

Aniseed (or anise) is a herb that is widely used as a domestic spice. The essential oil provides the basis for its medicinal applications: dry irritable coughs, bronchitis & whooping cough. It can help with digestive disorders such as colic, cramp & indigestion. Aniseed oil can be useful in the treatment of muscular aches & pains, rheumatism and even hangovers.

  • Essential oils are highly concentrated plant essences. The ingestion of essential oils is not recommended without prior advice from your health care practitioner. Dilute in a carrier or base when necessary.


    • Can be used effectively as a fragrance component in soaps, toothpaste, and detergents.
    • Added to a carrier oil it can be useful as a massage treatment for muscular aches and pains; and even rheumatism.
    • Expectorant: It loosens phlegm deposited in the lungs and respiratory tracts and gives relief from coughing, difficulty with breathing, asthma, bronchitis, congestion and other respiratory disorders.
    • Insecticide: It is toxic to insects and smaller animals, therefore its smell keeps insects away. For this reason, this oil can be employed to drive away insects by using it in fumigants, vaporisers, and sprays. (be careful near small pets)
    • Sedative: Due to its tranquilising effect, it is used as a sedative for stress, nervous afflictions, as well as insomnia



    • Place in an oil warmer / steamer to scent the air
    • See our range of free guides for recipes and blending tips
    • In vapour therapy, aniseed oil is useful for asthma, colds and all breathing problems, as well as quelling nausea and vomiting
    • 2-3 drops of oil on a handkerchief to smell for digestive problems, nerves and migraine



    • Antiseptic
    • Antispasmodic
    • Carminative (helps with gas)
    • Diuretic
    • Expectorant
    • Stimulant





    • Aniseed’s major component, anethole, is known to cause dermatitis in some individuals – test a small amount to avoid allergic and inflammatory skin conditions. Use in moderation only
    • In heavy doses, it has a narcotic effect & slows down respiration and circulation
    • It is poisonous to certain small animals & children should not be given high doses
    • Aniseed oil is estrogenic and it is best to avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding
    • Safety for cancer patients has not been established, but should be avoided for estrogen-sensitive cancers



    May be poisonous to small animals. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

    Please note: product images are for illustrative purposes and may differ slightly from the actual product.

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      > Door-to-door courier delivery: nationwide shipping with The Courier Guy, Dawn Wing Express, CourierIt or FastWay

      > Delivery to your nearest Pargo Point

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      If the value of the goods in your cart is less than R400 then a shipping fee will be applied. You can select your preferred option by rate or what is most convenient for you.

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      Shipping Rates:

      Local (Cape Town Main Areas)
      R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery FREE
      R399 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R45.00
      Main Centres
      R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
      R399 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R70.00
      Regional & Outlying
      R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
      0.00 - 2.00kg Courier Door to Door Delivery R90.00
      2.01 - 5.00kg Courier Door to Door Delivery  R100.00
      5.01 - 10.00kg Courier Door to Door Delivery R110.00
      10.01kg or more Courier Door to Door Delivery R120.00

      Please remember: our couriers can only deliver to street addresses and they do not deliver to embassies, malls and chain stores, plots, farms, mines and to some outlying towns and townships. If our couriers can't deliver to your address we'll contact you to make alternative arrangements. There are no deliveries on weekends or public holidays. 

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      Shipping time to a PostNet branch takes approximately 2 to 4 working days. We can ship to the nearest branch to your registered address, or your preferred branch.


      Shipping time to a PostNet branch takes approximately 2 to 4 working days. We can ship to the nearest branch to your registered address, or your preferred branch.

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