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Botanical name: (Pimpinella anisum)
Also known as: Aniseed
Anise is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. Its flavor resembles that of liquorice, fennel, and tarragon.
Western cuisines have long used anise as a moderately popular herb to flavor some dishes, drinks, and candies for its licorice—like flavor. The most powerful flavor component of the essential oil of anise, anethole, is found in both anise and an unrelated spice called star anise (Illicium verum) that features prominently in South Asian, Southeast Asian, and East Asian dishes.
Anise has been used to treat menstrual cramps. The main use of anise in European herbal medicine was for its carminative effect, and it is taken as a digestive after meals in India.
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