Herb – Anise Seed – Pimpinella anisum
The Anise seeds is best known to aid in digestion issues. Cures bloating in stomach and intestines, comforts bowels. Improves a sluggish digestion, lack of appetite. Extremely effective in breaking up phlegm, clearing bronchial tubes, asthma, barking coughs, mild pain reliever. Additionally, anise seed are extremely nutrient rich and in addition to what I mentioned on healing, anise seed are both rich in anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. If that wasn’t enough, it seems to be a pretty good partner during the menopausal times in “us women’s” lives. It aids in releaving hot flashes, helps balance estrogen levels, and helps limit bone loss issues associated with menopause. The plant is a lovely site in nature. It can grow to be over three feet tall and produces white flowers as well as an oblong fruit known as anise seed.
Migraine, mucus buildup, tickle in throat, whooping cough, pneumonia, asthma, hard coughs, bronchitis, hiccough, emphysema, digestion
Gallstones, colic, cholera, poor urination, cramping, low libido, increases milk lactation, increases perspiration and treats epilepsy.
Fresh ground seeds, simmered in pint of water (4oz. seeds + 1pt. Water) steep for 10 min. Drink slowly 1x day for 3 weeks.
Do not take during pregnancy.