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Related to pimpinella anisum: aniseed, anise seed
The wispy fern-like leaves are a good sign. Has licorice-type flavor. Aids digestion and clearing of mucus. A natural antacid for treatment of heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, colic, nausea. Helps with menstrual pain, asthma, coughing, bronchitis, sinus. Increases breast milk and helps with menopause, impotence and frigidity. Do not take while pregnant. Good as external treatment for lice. Flowers, seeds and leaves have a subtle licorice flavor. Seeds are a popular flavoring and spice, ground into food and drink. Taken as a digestive aid after meals in India. White flowers in umbrella clusters.