Star Anise Oil


💊 Chemical information

Anisi stellati aetheroleum; Anisi Stellati Etheroleum; Badiane, huile essentielle de; Badyáníková silice; Oleum Badianae; Stjärnanisolja; Tähtianisöljy; Žvaigždanyžiu eterinis aliejus.


In Eur.. USNF includes star anise oil under the title Anise Oil.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Star Anise Oil; Anisi Stellati Aetheroleum). An essential oil obtained by steam distillation from the dry ripe fruits of Illicium verum. It contains 0.2 to 2.5% linalol, 0.5 to 6.0% estragole, less than 0.3% α-terpineol, 0.1 to 0.5% cis-anethole, 86 to 93% trans-anethole, 0.1 to 0.5% anisaldehyde, and 0.1 to 3.0% foeniculin. A clear, colourless or pale yellow liquid. Relative density 0.979 to 0.985. F.p. 15° to 19°. Store in well-filled, airtight containers at a temperature not exceeding 25°. Protect from light.


(Anise Oil). The volatile oil distilled with steam from the dried, ripe fruit of Pimpinella anisum (Apiaceae) or from the dried ripe fruit of Illicium verum (Illiaceae). Congealing temperature not lower than 15°. Soluble 1 in 3 of alcohol (90%). Store in well-filled airtight containers. If solid material has separated, carefully warm the oil until it is completely liquefied, and mix before using.

💊 Profile

Star anise oil is included in preparations for the treatment of coughs and cold symptoms. It is used in the pharmaceutical and food industries as an alternative to anise oil. It is also used in aromatherapy.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Ger.: Eupatal†; Makatussin Tropfen; Switz.: Foral†; Liberol Baby N; Odontal; Turk.: Sandolin.
Published May 08, 2019.