Anise

(latin: Pimpinella Anisum )

Popular names:

Aniseed

Description:

The plant grows to 1 m high. Lower leaves are broad and lobed, upper leaves are feathery. Flowers are produced in dense umbels, white in color.

Health benefits:

anti-inflammatory anti-septic anti-spasmodic aphrodisiac carminative expectorant sedative stomachic

Medicinal uses:

It can be used internally, as tea, in the treatment of digestive abnormalities, such as gastritis, abdominal pain, stomach ache, flatulence, lack of appetite. It is also used internally in the treatment of respiratory diseases, such as bronchitis, colds and asthma. Other internal medicinal uses are nervousness, difficult menstruations and lack of sexual desire. Anise also has culinary uses.

This page is for informational purposes. It may rely on scientific studies but it isn't scientific as a whole. Do not use any treatment before consulting a phisician; if you do use any herbal plants don't over abuse them (even water in large quantities is bad for the body). Extra precaution during pregnancy and breastfeeding !