Anise promotes digestion, improves appetite, alleviates cramps and nausea, and relieves flatulence. Work well for infant colic. Anise is native to the eastern Mediterranean region and southwest Asia.
PROPERTIES: Antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.
Parts used: seed
• like fennel, contains anethole, and is known to be a phytoestrogen
• Anise is a mild antispasmodic
• relieve toothache
• its essential oil to treat lice and scabies
• used to sooth coughs and headaches.
• used in combination herbal remedies for coughing, as it aids in loosening phlegm.
• Anethole (or trans-anethole) is an aromatic compound that accounts for the distinctive "licorice" flavor of anise, fennel, star anise It is unrelated to glycyrrhizic acid, the compound which makes licorice taste sweet.
• Phytoestrogens were first observed in 1926  but it was unknown if they could have any effect in human or animal metabolism. In the 1940s it was noticed for the first time that red clover (a phytoestrogens-rich plant) pastures had effects on the fertility of grazing sheep
SUGGESTED DOSAGE: Tincture: 10 to 60 drops three times a day or 2 to 10 pumps of the spray.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Anise should not be used when taking iron supplements or blood thinners. Avoid Anise seed if you have an allergic or inflammatory skin condition.
Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.