Family : Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Habitat : Native to southern Europe; extensively cultivated as domestic vegetable; the oil is principally produced in India, and also Holland, China, Hungary and the USA
Odour/Taste : A spicy warm sweet long lasting odour
Part of plant used : Seed
Method of extraction : Steam distilled
Dosha effect of oil : Pitta
Therapeutic indication : Circulation muscles and joints: Arthritis, build up of toxins in the blood, gout, and rheumatism
Digestive system: Dysplasia, flatulence, indigestion, liver congestion, jaundice
Genito-urinary and Endocrine Systems: Amenorrhea, glandular problems, increases milk flow, cystitis.
Nervous system: Neuralgia, sciatica
Mind/Emotions : Appropriate to calm down when we are going through heavy changes or conflicts: apply on the solar plexus and follow with an application on the throat.
Safety Data : Non-toxic non-irritant, possible sensitization, avoid during pregnancy