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Anise Star Pods
Botanical name: (Illicium verum)
Also Known As: Anise Star, star anise, anysun, or Chinese star anise
Anise has long been cultivated in Egypt and was known to ancient Greeks, Romans and Arabs, who named the plant anysun. It is one of the oldest known spice plants used both for culinary and medicinal purposes since ancient times. Since Antiquity it has been used as a flavoring spice in recipes and as a diuretic, to treat digestive problems and to relieve toothache.
Anise seeds are known for their ability to reduce flatulence and to settle the digestion. They are commonly given to infants and children to relieve colic and to people of all ages to ease nausea and indigestion. It also has an expectorant and antispasmodics action that is helpful in countering period pain, asthma, whooping cough and bronchitis. The mild hormonal action of anise seeds may explain its ability to increase breast—milk production and its reputation for easing childbirth and treating impotence and frigidity. Anise essential oil is used externally to treat lice and scabies.
Anise has been described as having a licorice flavor, to some extent, but anise is the true taste of licorice and its oils are distilled into the flavoring for licorice candy (not from the herb licorice, which has a different taste).
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We at eSutras do not recommend internal use of supplements or herbs without prior consultation with your doctor or herbalist.