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Anise: Health Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

  1. Anise belongs to the Umbelliferae or Apiaceae family, a family of flowering plants, mostly aromatic, with hollow stems. Covered seed means that they form seed surrounded by a fruit. Originally, the anise comes from the Mediterranean countries (countries around the Mediterranean) and from Asian countries. In Central and Northern Europe, the plant is only found in gardens and agriculture. Anise has various health benefits. Anise preparations dissolve stagnant mucus from the bronchi and promote its removal. Anise relieves colds, but also sinus infections. In addition, the medicinal plant has a mild anticonvulsant effect and is therefore used for digestive complaints such as flatulence and bloating. Anise is often processed with fennel and caraway into a medicinal tea. In addition, all three herbs stimulate milk production (in nursing mothers).

What is anise?

  1. Anise is an ancient medicinal or medicinal herb plant. Anise is native to the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia, and it was not until the Middle Ages that priests brought the herb to Northern Europe to grow it in their monastery gardens. Anise belongs to the lace-cap family (Umbelliferae or Apiaceae). The name goes back to the Greek word ἄνηθον for dill

Uses of anise

  1. Uses of anise in food and drinks

Importance to health

  1. Positive traits Anise has been used by humans as a medicinal and spice plant for thousands of years. The main use of this medicinal plant includes gastrointestinal disorders

Side Effects

  1. Since anise preparations are natural products, this can sometimes lead to allergies. If allergic reactions of the skin or respiratory tract are observed during use, the treatment should be discontinued. Anise oil should never be used undiluted, as even small amounts may cause nausea and vomiting.

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