Family : Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Habitat : Native to Europe and Western Asia, naturalized in North America. Cultivated through out the world, the oil is mainly produced in the USSR Yugoslavia and Romania
Odour : Sweet, woody-spicy slightly musky fragrance
Part of plant used : Seed
Method of extraction : Steam distilled
Dosha effect of oil : Vata and kapha
Therapeutic indication : Circulation, muscles and joints: Accumulation of fluids or toxins, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, stiffness.
Digestive system: Anorexia, colic, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, piles, spasm.
Immune system: Colds, flu, infections (general), and measles.
Nervous system: Debility, migraine, neuralgia, and nervous exhaustion.
Mind/Emotions : A wonderfully calming and soothing oil without sedating. Good at the end of a hard day.
Safety Data : Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Stupefying in large doses-use in moderation.