A member of the parsley family, Anise is powerful, sweet and similar to licorice. The use of anise as a flavoring dates back to at least 1500 BC. This versitile flavor is better if the fruits are stored whole and then ground just before use in both sweet and savory cooking. The whole seeds add texture and flavor to biscotti and other baked goods, or are use in pickling or brining liquids. It's used to flavor liqueurs and make tea. Also, Anise Seed is used to treat colic and indigestion because it helps reduce nausea, bloating, and gas. It is also used to soothe toothaches. Anise Is Catnip for Dogs
Seed / Whole
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Anise Seed Borrachio Cookies
Fig Bars with Red Wine and Anise Seeds
Homemade Anise Extract
Italian Anise Bread
Spiced Anise and Ginger Beef
Anise Seed Whole
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
SHELF LIFE OF HERBS AND SPICES