Anise Seed

Pimpinella anisum

Part Used



Gastrointestinal; bronchial


Analgesic; antioxidant; anti-spasmodic & carminative; anti-microbial; galactogogue; expectorant

Traditional Uses

Is a reliable carminative – relieves cramps, nausea and flatulence. An excellent expectorant and anti-spasmodic; provides relief from cough, bronchial inflammation and spasmodic asthma. Soothes sore throat; often used in lozenges. Helps increase milk production in lactating mothers. Has beneficial effects on menopausal hot flashes in women. ^1. 2.