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.