Anethi

(Anethum sowa)

INGREDIENT IN: LeJulia, LeSafeguard

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antispasmodic, antibacterial, carminative, digestive, expectorant, hypo-tensive, stomachic

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, nervous system

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Umbelliferae

PART UTILIZED: seeds

EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled

APPLICATION: Like dill and caraway, anethi is usually more effective when used as part of a blend of essential oils.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Anethi is reminiscent of dill with some caraway-like notes.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Anethi, in hydrosol or well-diluted, has been used to relieve flatulence in infants. Anethi is also known as a mild and soothing expectorant and has been used to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure.

CAUTIONS: There are no cautions for anethi, but all essential oils should be used cautiously by pregnant women and those suffering from seizure disorders.