Anise is helpful in removing excess mucus and in preventing the possible formation of catarrh along the alimentary canal. Known for its ability to help with impotence and frigidity due to the estrogenic effect of the anethole. Anise is used for loss of appetite, difficulty of digestion, to loosen phlegm in the throat and lungs. It is used as a stimulant for vital organs of the body such as heart, liver, lungs and brain. It is one of the best herbs for relieving pains for colic. Treats lice and scabies when seeds are used topically on effected areas. Anise is considered safe when taken in reasonable amounts.
Vitamins and minerals: Anise contains the B vitamins, choline, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium.
Effect in body odor and bad breath: As a medicinal plant, anise has been used as parasiticide, breath freshener, an antibacterial, an antimicrobial, an antiseptic, an expectorant, an antispasmodic, a digestive aid, a diuretic, a mild muscle relaxant. Anise aids in digestion and eases flatulence. It has curative properties and kills odor-causing bacteria.
Remedy: Anise seeds boiled in water for a few minutes are an easy home remedy, which you can gargle or drink. This licorice-flavored herb has been used for thousands of years as a breath freshener. Slowly chew any of these herbs and allow the saliva to build up in your mouth. Anise, in particular, has curative properties and kills odor-causing bacteria. The seeds are convenient to carry around with you. Simply chew on them after a meal.
Warning: Persons allergic to anise or anethole, its main ingredient, should avoid using aniseed or its essential oil.