Anise Seed

Anise Seed

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The Anise’s scientific name is Pimpinella Anisum - and is also called the aniseed.

It is a flowering plant mostly found in its native habitat of the eastern Mediterranean and southwest Asia. It is roughly three feet high, and has white flowers produced in dense umbels.

The Anise is popular as an herb and flavoring in some dishes, drinks, and sweets worldwide. Its flavor is akin to that of liquorices, fennel, or tarragon, and has a very aromatic smell. The seeds, particularly, are used in numerous confections all over the world, and can even be used to aid digestion.   They are also used in several types of liquor and some root beers to give them a distinct flavor.

Anise seed will

  • Bring protection against the evil eye.
  • Psychic vision.
  • Help connect to your spirit guide.

Medical uses

In medicine, Anise has often been regarded as an effective treatment for menstrual cramps, flatulence, and insecticide against head-lice and mites. In the American civil war, anise seeds were also used as an antiseptic. Romans used them as a cure for sleeplessness and mixed them with alexanders and honey to freshen breath in the morning. In Egypt, Anise seeds have also been known to have positive effects on nursing mothers.

Anise has softly, fragrant leaves, rounded at the bottom as well as less wide on the top. The actual plants and leaves are normally added with berry's for preparing salads, the particular stem is used in soups. The actual seed products support the digestion of food, they help when your feeling sick, and also relieve flatulence and intestinal colic. Anise is used within coughing blends, since it is expectorant as well as reduces muscle spasms regarding nuisance coughs and also bronchial issues. This promotes estrogen production and is also accustomed to encourage breast milk, simplicity labor, and promotes sex drive.

Small levels of the essential oil, created from the seed, are usually put into toothpaste, fragrances as well as mouthwashes, and are used to hide sour drugs, but in considerable amounts, Anise is extremely dangerous. Epilepsy, colic, and smoker's cough tend to be the Anise dangers of too much anise.

Magical uses

The Anise seeds are said to have beneficial effects that increase one’s psychic abilities, and is also used to ward off the evil eye. Anise seeds are also wrapped in a white handkerchief to act as an apotropaic charm. It is also said that a mojo bag containing Anise seeds, althaea leaves, acacia, calendula, and star anise will help induce spiritual trances, aid in the perception of psychic phenomenon, and promote prophetic visions. It is also worth going to sleep with the mojo bag as this leads to many prophetic dreams.

In ancient Roman the anise was baked into the wedding cake then offered after the marriage banquet. Some others also brew Anise seeds in hot water to make tea. This tea is drunk before the commencement of spiritual practices in order to aid in their success. Adding Anise seeds to resin incenses like myrrh, and dragon’s blood and subsequently burning the mixture is also said to assist in the conduction of supernatural rituals.

Aromatherapy Uses: Muscle aches and pains; Rheumatism; Respiratory disease; Colds as well as coughs; Colic, Cramping, Flatulence and Indigestion.

By Florance Saul
Aug 29, 2012