aniseed


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aniseed

the liquorice-flavoured aromatic seeds of the anise plant, used medicinally for expelling intestinal gas and in cookery as a flavouring, esp in cakes and confections
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We believe that people are thinking this way because aniseed is one of the ingredients in the Tamiflu anti viral medicine.
What a joy to find all the old-fashioned sweets I remember from childhood: liquorice tablets and aniseed balls, spearmint chews and liquorice comfits.
With a heady brew of liquorice flower, bergamot, ivy leaves, aniseed, violet, musk vanilla and veti ver wood, you are sure to create an aura wherever your broomstick touches down.
The first Korres product was an aromatic herbal syrup with honey and aniseed, based on a warming drink of honey and spirits, made by George Korres' grandfather.
Angler DOMINIC WINTERBURN, 42, from Ashford, Middlesex, caught a record 7lb 10oz chub from the River Thames, using caviar and aniseed drink Pernod as bait.
SCIENTISTS believe they may have found the key to saving the world's rain forests - a small golf-ball shaped mushroom that smells of aniseed.
Aniseed, liquorice and perfumed sweets were the worst offenders.
And obesity may be helped by increasing the body's metabolic rate while reducing body lipid content by drinking a tea made from two teaspoons each of juniper, sennaleaves and aniseed to a cup of boiling water.
A French study showed children of breastfeeding mothers who had anise-flavoured drinks were less likely to reject aniseed.
The smell of almonds is thought to spark women's passionate side, while ancient Greeks and Romans thought aniseed was a surefire turn on.
Moist and sticky, but they tasted more like an aniseed twist than liquorice.