Description. In ancient Chinese as well as traditional Indian system of medicine, anise has assumed a very popular stature. Anise seeds are rich in volatile oil, flavonoids and other important nutrients. Anis actions are disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, expectorant and antiviral. Anise seeds stimulate lactation, and are considered to be a mild diuretic. Moreover, Anise is a mild antiparasitic and its leaves can be used to treat digestive problems, relieve toothache. Anise can be used to relieve menstrual cramps. Use. Anise has a long history of medical, magical, and culinary use. Anise has also been used for centuries as an agent for relief of coughs and colds. It is still used widely today as a digestive aid and anti-flatulence agent. After taking anise preparations digestion improves, constipations stop and the work of gastrointestinal tract normalizes. Indeed, science has proven that the essential oils in the seeds do have expectorant properties. A tea can be made for relief from cough and congestion. Externally, Anise tea can be wrapped in a warm cloth and used as a compress for eye pain. Try dropping a few seeds in a glass of warm milk before bed to prevent insomnia. Lastly, Anise seeds can be chewed in the morning for an all-day mouth freshener.
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