oil of anise

oil of an·ise

volatile oil derived from the dried ripe fruit of Pimpinella anisum (family Umbelliferae) or of Illicium verum, (family Magnoliaceae) (Chinese star anise); has a characteristic anise aroma, resembling fennel. Used in manufacture of liqueurs, and as flavoring for candies, cookies, and dentifrices. Pharmaceutical aid (flavor). Carminative.
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This was the case after the application of Fosetyl-Al, a systemic fungicide, which caused higher content of trans-anethole in the essential oil of anise fruits in both experimental years.
"Paragoric for lessening pain, an alcoholic solution of opium, bensoic acid, camphor and oil of anise."
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INSECTICIDE: The essential oil of aniseed is toxic to insects and smaller animals and hence its smell keeps the insects away.