The anise plant holds powers or youth, purification (baths) and protection. And while some use anise as a protection, in meditation, some use it ensure their sleep will be without nightmares or to enjoy this herb in cooking.
Therapeutic values of anise are antifungal, diuretic, carminative, relieve gas pains and antispasmodic.
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) – culinary (all parts of the plant can be used in the kitchen), cosmetic, medicinal, household, flavoring. Aniseed used for flavoring curries, breads, soups, sweets (e-g- licorice candies), desserts, non-alcoholic beverage. The flowers can be added to fruit salads and fresh leaves in dips or cheese spreads. In Mediterranean region is used as flavoring for alcoholic drinks, such as Greek Ouzo, Turkish Raki and Arabian Arak. Anise oils are used in Italian sausage, pepperoni, pizza topping.