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The licorice-flavored spice is commonly enjoyed as a delightful after-dinner tea to encourage proper digestion and to alleviate gas, bloating and upset stomach.


As a culinary ingredient, Anise’s sweet-spicy taste is the perfect complement to desserts, and makes a great addition to pickles, salad dressing, and any dish that calls for dill and cumin.


Common use:

Promotes digestion; alleviates gas, bloating, nausea, belching; promotes healthy respiratory function; provides soothing support for mucus tissue, such as the throat.


Other Uses:

Culinary spice for desserts and sauces; sweet flavoring for unpleasant tasting herbal teas.


Suggested directions:

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over ½ to 1 teaspoonful of powder. Allow to steep for approximately 10-20 minutes or to desired preference. Can add honey and/or lemon to taste.


Flavor Profile:

Slightly golden in color with a licorice-like aroma. Flavor is warm, sweet and similar to licorice but not quite as strong.


Culinary Uses:

Culinary spice for desserts and sauces; sweet flavoring for unpleasant tasting herbal teas. Pairs well with cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, Sichuan (Szechwan) pepper, and bay leaf.


Other Information:

Background: In some parts of the world, most notably in the Middle East, a traditional anise tea called yansoon is enjoyed by nursing mothers and colicky infants. Anise infusions are also used to flavor mu'assel, a syrup (shisha) of tobacco, molasses and glycerin that is smoked with a hookah.


In addition to providing flavor as a spice, anise appears to act as a natural preservative in baked goods when heated. This effect is due to the presence of an aromatic organic compound called anethole, the same substance that lends a licorice-like taste to fennel and star anise but in less concentration. Anethole is also responsible for the sweetness of anise. In fact, anethole, as an isolated compound, is at least a dozen times sweeter than table sugar.


The high concentration of anethole in anise seed makes the herb effective against mosquito larvae and repel adult mosquitos, although this effect is more pronounced in the distilled essential oil.



Doses of up to 20 grams per day of anise powder seed are considered safe for healthy adults.


Storage Tips:

Store in a cool, dark place in an airtight container.

Anise Seed Powder

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