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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021



Family: Apiaceae

Medical use: Gas and phelgm remover, indigestion, light relaxant (muscular sytem), upper respiratory infections

Parts: Fruits (seeds)

Side effects:
  • Anise can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you get allergic effect from plants like asparagus, caraway, celery, coriander, cumin, fennel, etc., consult a doctor and use carefully.
  • Anason may decrease blood suger. If you have hypoglycemia (low blood suger), consult a doctor and use carefully.
Drug interaction:
  • Anethole in anise has an estrogen-like effect, it can be dangereus by people, who uses hormonal drugs, birth control pills or drugs for hormone-dependent cancers (like Tamoxifen for breast or ovarian canser)
  • Can cause allergic reactions in some people

How to Use:


Gas and phelgm remover, indigestion, light relaxant (muscular sytem), upper respiratory infections:

Tea: 3g smashed fruits (seeds), add 150ml boiled water, brew 20min, filter. Drink one cup at morning, one at night. Reduce the dose by children under 10age to 2g, for younger than 4age 1g, for babys 0,5g.

Its dıscovered that anise cultivated before 4000 years ago already in Egypt and Mesopotamia, than spreaded to Europa. Today anise, varietys and members of same family (like fennel) are often used to treat specially gastrointestinal problems. Besides its traditionaly used by migraine, also as a disinfectant. Some records shows that anise is traditionaly used in Iran (Persia) to heal melancholy and nightmares.

It can kill eggs and larva of some sorts of mosquito.

Its proven that solutions of extract or oil, made with water and ethanol effects a little anti-bacterial. Extract mixture of celery, saffron and anise has shown significant relief by menstrual pain. Oil of anise can be effective against parasites like louse, tick, etc. The parts of plant except root can used as naphta against hawkmoth.

Anise oil is main flavour of some alcoholic drinks like Rakı (türkish), ouze (greek), etc. Oil, which stands homogene and transparent in high level alcohol solution. If water added, level of alcohol decreases and oil starts to become heterogene, goes to subside and turns to white color.

Content: trans-anethole (93.9%), estragole (2.4%). Other significant compounds are (E)-methyleugenol,, α-cuparene, α-himachalene, β-bisabolene, p-anisaldehyde, and cis-anethole