Anise

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What other names is Anise known by?

Anis, Anís, Anis Vert, Aniseed, Anise Essential Oil, Anisi Fructus, Graine d'Anis Vert, Huile Essentielle d'Anis, Phytoestrogen, Phyto-Œstrogène, Pimpinella anisum, Pinella, Semen Anisi, Shatpushpa, Sweet Cumin, Velaiti Saunf.

What is Anise?

Anise is an herb. The seed (fruit) and oil, and less frequently the root and leaf, are used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Head lice, upset stomach, intestinal gas, inducing menstrual periods, increasing breast milk, increasing libido, lice, scabies, psoriasis, as an expectorant for coughs, reducing spasms, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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