Anise also called aniseed is a flowering plant. The flavor and aroma of its seeds have similarities with some other spices, such as star anise and fennel. It is widely cultivated and used to flavor food, candy, and alcoholic drinks, especially around the Mediterranean.
Anise seed is a powerful plant that is rich in many nutrients and boasts a wide array of health benefits. It has anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and may fight stomach ulcers, keep blood sugar levels in check and reduce symptoms of depression and menopause.