Information on Anise

Latin NamePimpinella anisum
Part UsedSeeds
Herb FormsBulk seeds.
AffectsDigestive system, Respiratory system
CautionsNot to be used during pregnancy in large quantities.
Botanical InfoAnnual which grows to just over two feet tall with basal leaves and small yellow-white flowers.
DescriptionAnise seeds are carminative and expectorant, improving digestion and appetite. Anise is good for painful spasms of the digestive tract, especially in infants and children, and is used to increase milk production in lactating mothers. Anise seed tea is sometimes used for flatulent colic or nausea and is often mixed with other herbs to make them more palatable. A syrup made from the seeds is good for alleviating coughs.

Anise has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of WARM.


Decoction1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Anise

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Digestion, poordigestion enhancertea


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