Anise is more often known as aniseed or rarely anix.


This herb grows best in light, fertile, well-drained soil in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions (Egypt, Greece, Crete, and Turkey).

The fruit part is used for medical purposes. 


Traditional Uses and benefits

  • It has antimicrobial, breath freshener, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive aid, and stomachic properties as a medicinal plant.
  • Anethole in anise helps to alleviate the gas and calm the stomach upset. That’s why the Romans had aniseed cake at the end of rich meals to prevent indigestion.
  • It may be used in mouthwash or tea to sweeten the breath and soothe mucous membranes and the throat.

Dosage and Precautions

Anise is generally considered safe. You may use 1-3 tsp of dried anise seeds per day when cooking or preparing tea.  The essential oil should be ingested orally at a dosage of 0.3 g per day.

Warning: Anise oil may induce nausea, vomiting, seizures, and pulmonary edema.



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  1. Grieve, M. A Modern Herbal: The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folklore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs, & Trees with All Their Modern Scientific Uses. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1931.