Native to the Mediterranean, has sweet, aromatic and distinct licorice like flavor. Used in many spice blends and recipes.
Anise enhances the flavor of beef stews, fish, poultry, soups,stews, root vegetables savory dishes. Adds distinctive flavor to cakes, cookies, candies, sweets, breads, appetizers, and spiced teas. Can be substituted for star anise, fennel seeds.
Anise is an effective remedy for bad breath. Chew a small amount of lightly roasted anise seeds to sweeten breath & aid digestion. Anise tea stimulate appetite, assists digestion, eliminates gas, and helps ease unpleasant intestinal cramps.
To Make anise tea: Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp crushed anise seeds, steep for 10-15 min, strain use ½ cup to 1 cup 3 times a day.