Noun(1) native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery(2) liquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors
(1) The licorice-flavored seeds of the star anise fruit may now be a major weapon against global influenza.(2) Nearly 25 centuries ago, Hippocrates wrote that ├ö├ç├┐a pleasant odour is essential in any girl, and can be obtained and maintained by using a mouthwash containing anise , dill seeds, myrrh and white wine├ö├ç├û.(3) There is no part of the world that is not home to a variety of spices; cumin, coriander, fennel, fenugreek, nigella, sesame, anise , the list is endless.(4) To treat a cough, make a calming tea from equal parts of licorice root, anise seed, mullein leaves and wild cherry bark.(5) Dill is an annual, whereas fennel is perennial; and fennel has an anise flavour which dill lacks.(6) For children, Pippali pepper can be substituted with two parts anise seed.(7) Some of the herbs that have been shown to help with inadequate or slow milk supply are raspberry, nettles, anise , fenugreek and fennel seeds and alfalfa.(8) A locally famous drink is the anise seed based raki, and brandy sour is another favorite with the Turkish Cypriots.(9) French tarragon has a light anise seed flavor and combines perfectly with rice and vegetables.(10) Chew on a small handful of anise , dill, or fennel seeds when you feel bloated.(11) Accessing anise seed oil in New Zealand is expensive so other lotions and oils are sometimes substituted.(12) Add a new dimension: cook carrots with cumin seeds; sprinkle beets with ground anise seeds; add a pinch of saffron threads to sauteed onions.(13) Star anise - not to be confused with anise , a licorice-flavored herb - grows on evergreen trees in hot, humid, mountainous regions.(14) Mortadella originated in Bologna, and is made with ground heat-cured pork sausage with lard pieces, then flavored with garlic and anise seed.(15) A number of licorice - flavored liqueurs such as anisette, pastis and ouzo are made with anise seed.(16) In Ayurvedic cooking, healing spices like turmeric, coriander, anise , cumin, and cinnamon add flavor and aroma to meals, as well as balancing and toning the body's systems.