Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is a perennial plant, but not necessarily. This fact depends on climate, because on very low temperatures it freezes. It comes from a wider region of the Mediterranean Sea. This plant has fleshy root, branched spindle tree which can grow to a height of 1 to 2 meters, and leaves that are needle and separated. The flowers are yellow and have a strong odor. Anise flower is densely accumulated at the top of the plant or in the branch.
Anise is a popular spice used by people for over 5 centuries and very popular for its healing powers. Whether it is an annual or perennial, its fruits are used against stomach crotch, reducing pain in stomach, better bowel function and better digestion. Anise can also be used as a medicament in respiratory diseases such as sore throat, bronchitis and bronchial asthma.
This plant, as medicine, has disinfectant properties and can be consumed as a tea. It is recommended to drink 2-4 cups of fresh tea during the day between meals. Its preparation is simple and fast -- 2-5 grams of dried and crushed anise fruit is put into 150 ml of boiling water and let it stand still for 15 minutes. Then strain and drink.