Anise, Pimpinella anisum, is an aromatic annual herb with feathery leaves, umbels of yellow flowers and ridged, gray green seeds. It is native to the Mediterranean coasts cultivated Spain, Turkey and Egypt for over 4000 years. The seeds have been used medicinally for digestive and respiratory ailments and as a flavoring in foods and liqueurs such as French anisette and Greek ouzo.
We still value the traditional uses of Anise today as an herb that stimulates the body to secrete fluids clearing out congestion and settling digestion. Anise is used as an expectorant and anti-spasmotic for respiratory conditions Continue reading