Anise, bearing the scientific namePimpinellaanisum, is a slow-growing annual herb from the famil...
Anise, bearing the scientific namePimpinellaanisum, is a slow-growing annual herb from the family Apiaceae; the same family that parsley, celery, and carrots belong to. The plant has been cultivated since ages for its small white fruits, called anise seed or aniseed, which have very similar flavor to licorice and have been widely used as a spice and for their medicinal properties.
Parts Used: Seed Certified Organic Country of Origin: Egypt
Benefits and Uses
As a carminative
Bowel movement regulation
As a mouth freshener (typically, combined with a couple of other ingredients)
For asp bites
As a flavoring agent in cooking and baking
Some of the common traditional uses of anise include preventing indigestion, flatulence, and hiccups. It was also used for sleeplessness, sore throat, cough, skin irritations, insect bites, as an aphrodisiac and a breath freshener.
The use of anise as a breath freshener and for getting rid of sore throat, cough, gas, and upset stomach is still highly prevalent. It is also known to help prevent indigestion. The herb also has mild estrogenic properties and also work as an antimicrobial and antiseptic. It is also used in foods.
In ancient Rome, anise seed cakes were served at the end of dinners to ensure guests wouldn’t suffer from flatulence or indigestion.
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