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Anise oil capsules break a bad mood
Anise oil improves mood, Iranian pharmacologists discovered. The researchers gave aniseed oil capsules to people with mild depression and found the patients' condition cleared up within four weeks.
For 4 weeks, subjects in one group took a placebo daily, subjects in a second group took capsules of peppermint oil daily, and subjects in the third group took 3 capsules daily, each containing 120 milligrams of anise oil. The subjects took a capsule with each meal.
Unhindered by a great deal of knowledge, we, the compilers of this free web magazine, make an attempt to clarify the working mechanism. Anise oil consists of 80 percent anethole. Anethole is a raw material for the synthetic recreational drug para-methoxy-amphetamine [PMA]. PMA enhances the effect of serotonin and is marketed as an alternative to MDMA.
According to some adventurous biochemists, anethole may convert in the body into amphetamines with a serotonergic effect. We ourselves suspect that anethole, even if that conversion does not take place, has a similar effect.