Anise has been known to aid in an upset stomach and cough. Used by Native Americans to freshen their breath, chewing leaves and stems after a meal. Used also in soaps, perfumes, and sachets because of its aromatic properties. Growing anise from seed does best in regions where the soil is approximately 70 degrees; container herb gardening is suitable for aniseed.
Round, bright green leaves with toothed margins. Try adding anise micros to dessert dishes such as cupcakes or ice cream for a casual hint of licorice. Anise(Pimpinella anisum) is an aromatic herb valued throughout recorded history for its medicinal and culinary properties.
These days, many gardeners enjoy growing anise for its licorice-like flavor and ornamental value, as anise sports feathery, bright green foliage and umbels of dainty white or pale yellow, late summer blooms.