Anise is a plant from the East and it includes three main varieties: the green anise, the most used for cooking or as natural remedy, in this article we’ll refer to this type, star anise and peppery anise. Anise has antispasmodic and stimulating properties for the digestive system: it is in fact a remedy used to relieve disorders related to difficult digestions such as headache or dizziness or to give relief in case of abdominal cramps and painful menstruation. In addition to this, thanks to its balsamic action, anise helps in case of respiratory problems and cough, asthma, bronchitis but results also effective for toning the body and the heart. Since anise can interact with some drugs ask your doctor before taking any preparation based on anise.
In case of digestive problems, painful menstruation or to stimulate the body and the heart prepare a brew of anise by adding 1 teaspoon of anise per liter of water, leave to infuse for ten minutes, filter and drink one cup per day.