Anise Oil (Pimpinella ansium) can be used as a flavoring or externally for various uses. This oil has a peculiar licorice-like taste and aroma that many have grown to appreciate. Apply externally as a fragrance. Anise Oil is an esential oil, meaning it contains the natural essence of anise seeds. This naturally distilled oil is 100% pure, distilled U.S.P., the highest grade available.