Anise (aka aniseed) is a popular culinary and digestive herb. Star anise (Illicium verum) is an evergreen plant from a different family, though it has very similar properties and flavor as anise. Anise can aid digestion, fight lice, and soothe menopausal symptoms due to its estrogen-like properties. It is also useful for clearing coughs and congestion.
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