Aniseed is added to perfumes for a rich, sweet fragrance and used
in mouth washes and deodorants. Its flavor has been compared to that of
licorice and fennel. Aniseed essential oil is considered to be
energizing and toning. In ancient times, it was used in cooking to
prevent indigestion after a large meal.
Slight dermal toxicity - dilute to 2% or less. Avoid during
pregnancy and do not use with children under age 5. Recommended for
practitioners only; not for general use.