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Medical Traditonal useage



a spice



Anise is the dried ripe fruit of the herb Pimpinella anisum. The crescent shaped seeds are unmistakably identified by their distinctive licorice-like flavor. Anise is not related to the European plant whose roots are the source of true licorice. 
Anise is native to the Middle East and has been used as a medicine, and as a flavor for medicine, for many centuries.
In China, Anise Seed is known as Huei-hsiang.
Ancient Romans hung Anise plants near their pillows to prevent bad dreams. They also used Anise to aid digestion and ward off epileptic attacks.
Colonists in the New World used it as a medicinal crop as well. The Anise seed is used as an expectorant, to assist digestion, fight infections and enhance milk production. It is also helpful for menopausal symptoms.





Homeopathic :



Anise is very useful for breaking up mucous and is used for hard dry coughs where expectoration is difficult. Add one cup of boiling water to three teaspoons crushed anise seeds, steep for 20 minutes.

Cold Prevention

  • 1 part horsetail
  • 1 part alfalfa
  • 1 part nettle
  • 1 part red clover 1 part red raspberry
  • Licorice, orange peel, or anise seed to taste

Pour a quart of boiling water over two to four tablespoons of herbs; cover and steep for at least 10 minutes--even overnight; strain.







Laxative Tea - Drink At Bedtime

  • 1 part senna leaves
  • 1 part buckthorn bark
  • 1 part anise seed
  • 1 part fennel seed
  • 1/2 part licorice root


Steep 1 tablespoon in 1-1/2 cups boiling hot water for 10 minutes. Sweeten as desired






  • 2 parts peppermint leaf
  • 1 part fennel seed
  • 1 part anise seed
  • 1/2 part ginger root
Steep 1 tablespoon in 1 cup boiling water. Sip slowly.






Anise helps expel gas,
relieves nausea and stomach pain caused by gas.
To use: crush aniseseeds into a powder.
Put 1 teaspoon of the powder into 1 cup of warm water.
Drink up to three times a day to relieve symptoms.






Spiritiual  or Spell craft Uses



  • Purification,
  • Protection,
  • entices spirits to aid in spells,
  • divination,
  • psychic awareness,
  • youth.


Place on the altar to give it power, one for each of the four directions, increase psychic powers. It is also carried as a general luck-bringer, burned as incense to increase psychic powers.


Ancient Romans hung Anise plants near their pillows to prevent bad dreams



Elder Moon Tea

Exorcism, prosperity, astral travel,finding faeries. 

  • 1 part ginko
  • 1 part mugwort
  • 1 part valerian
  • 1 part spearmint
  • pinch of anise (may substitute extract)
  • pinch of allspice