ANISE – Spice and medicine


Anise plant (botanical name: Pimpinella anisum), comes from Egypt and Asia.

Because aromatic scents back in the Middle Ages cultivation of these plants spread to Central Europe and since then anise is prized as a seasoning in many delicate pastries and other foods.

The favorable effect of this plant on the human digestive system was known in Roman times, so the treats with the spice served at the end of a rich meal, in order to prevent possible indigestion.

Since some things remain immutable for centuries so the anise has retained its popularity as the most effective natural remedy for the treatment of digestive organs.

So, anise is primarily recommended for eliminating heartburn and nausea, then, works against bloating, gas and abdominal cramps.

Facilitates digestion if it is consumed at the end of the meal.

Anise – desert on the end of meal

Healing properties, for the most part, comes from its essential oils.

Anise oil has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system, the male potency, central nervous system, eliminates insomnia, stimulates blood circulation and strengthens the heart and stomach.

Anise has a beneficial effect on female hormones to regulate the disordered menstruation.

Anise is one of the most frequently used ingredients of various teas carminative and gases.

Found in many herbal medicines for a cough and bronchial asthma.

Anise tea is good for nursing mothers because stimulates secretion of milk.

Anise seeds are used in the kitchen and for medicinal purposes and they can be whole, mashed or milled.

For preparing a tea from anise, the best is first to press seeds and pours it boiling water.

On 2 dl water usually go about 1/2 teaspoon anise.

After that it is necessary to wait for 15 minutes, strain and drink while warm.

Anise seed can be combined with other teas medicinal purposes or just for flavor.

Essential oil of anise is often adding to liqueurs and the most prominent is a liqueur Anisette, which favorably affects the bronchi, and helps in the treatment of bronchitis and bronchial asthma.

In addition suppresses stomach cramps.

Finally another interesting fact: snacking anise seeds stops hiccups.

Well, to be honest, what else to expect from these beautiful stars and tiny fruits that are in them …

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