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ANISE
(Pimpinella anisum)

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ANISE (Pimpinella anisum)

Anise Hyssop

DESCRIPTION: Anise, also called aniseed. Its flavor has similarities with some other spices, such as star anise, fennel and licorice. Some herbalists have claimed that Anise is high in estrogen, which in turn stimulates all the glands. Anise seeds are used as a spice in cooking or as a flavoring for confectionery. The leaves are used in the flavoring of alcoholic beverages such as raki. Leaves can also be eaten in salads.

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS: Anise helps to remove excess mucus and prevents the possible formation of catarrh along the alimentary canal (digestive canal). Anise contains B vitamins and choline. It also contains calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Anise is used for loss of appetite, digestive problems, excessive mucus in coughs and has been used as a stimulant for the vital organs such as; heart, liver, lungs and brain. Anise is known for being one of the best herbs for relieving pains of colic.

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS: None known at this time.

PARTS USED: Oil and seeds

GENERAL USAGE: Anise is generally used as a appetite stimulant, breath sweetener, coughs, colic, gas, intestinal purifier, mucus obstructions, nausea, nervous energy and pneumonia.

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