Common Name: Anise
Botanical Name: (Pimpinella anisum)
Growing Information: Native to the Mediterranean and parts of Southwest Asia. First cultivated in Egypt and then brought to Europe for it’s medicinal value.
Parts Used: Seeds
Properties: Carminative, Stimulant, Expectorant
•Widely used in culinary applications including baking and liquor.
•Helps to warm the abdomen to assist with issues of nausea, gas, and indigestion.
•Is sometimes used as a substitute for licorice.
•Paste made of seeds can be used to help with migraines.
Folktales, Facts, and History: Should not be confused with the Star Anise plant.