, also called aniseed, has a mild flavor and sweet aroma that resembles licorice, tarragon, and fennel seed
. Anise Seed, along with Ground Anise Seed
, are used in a variety of ethnic confectioneries including New Zealand aniseed wheels, Austrian humbugs, British aniseed balls, Italian pizzelle, and Peruvian picarones. Anise is a must add ingredient for Italian sausage.
To make Anise Tea, also known as Shai Ma Yansoon, grind 1 to 2 teaspoons Anise Seed into 2 cups of water along with a teaspoon of sugar, if desired.
Anise Seed is used to treat colic and indigestion because it helps reduce nausea, bloating, and gas. It is also used to soothe toothaches.