Many know anise seed — known traditionally as Pimpinella anisum — because of its licorice-like flavor and scent used in baking and soaps. In fact, the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used anise seed and its fragrant essential oil anethole to make scented oils, soaps, teas, cakes and pastries. Eventually, the health benefits were realized and they began incorporating the seed and essential oil into traditional medicines. Here are 13 reasons to use anise seed for medicinal purposes.
Source: 13 Medicinal Uses For Anise Seed