Herbs

What are the Health Benefits of Anise seeds?

Anise is a miracle herb and is highly beneficial for us. It has various medicinal properties such as expectorant, carminative and antispasmodic. It is also a popular culinary herb and is widely used in various dishes.

The botanical name for anise is Pimpinella anisum and it belongs to Apiaceae family. Anise seeds is an oval shaped, grayish brown colored seed and has a sweet aroma. Other common names for anise seeds are aniseed, common anise, sweet cumin and hua-hsian etc. It is a Mediterranean herb with multiple benefits. It has vitamins B complex, C, potassium, calcium, iron, sulfur and aromatic essences.

Anise Seeds Health Benefits

Following are some of the health benefits of anise seeds -

  • Improves digestion

    it is highly beneficial for digestion improvement. It is the remedy for digestive disorders and also improves digestive functions. It is effective in nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, spasmodic flatulence and gastritis. It can also improve appetite.

  • Improves respiration

    Anise seeds loosens the mucus in lungs and throat. It is also effective in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, influenza, sinusitis and pneumonia.

  • Oral health

    Its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties make it an effective mouthwash. It can fight bad breath and other oral inflammations. Mild infusion of anise seeds is a good eyewash.

  • Babies health

    Abdominal pains and hiccups in babies can be cured with anise seeds. It also enhances milk production in nursing mothers.

  • Culinary uses

    Anise seeds are broadly used in various dishes. It is used as a flavoring various dishes.

Other benefits of anise seeds include -

  • Anise seeds increase libido in both men and women.
  • It helps in reduction of menstrual pains and induce menstruation.
  • It is helpful in treatment of cardiovascular functions, frigidity and impotence.

Excess usage of anise seeds should be avoided in babies, as it can lead to some side effects.
It can cause dehydration and also allergies like acne and rosacea.

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