Anise Seeds. Anise plant (Pimpinella anisum) also called aniseed, is a Southern European and Mediterranean herb with a flavor reminiscent of licorice. The plant is attractive with lacy leaves and a profusion of white flowers and grows as a bushy ornamental herb. It can grow up to 1 meter tall.
Anise Medicinal Benefits
It’s also known for its powerful health-promoting properties and acts as a natural remedy for a wide variety of ailments. It is a digestive aid and to help respiratory illness.
Anise Culinary Uses
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) has a distinct, licorice-like taste and is often used to add flavor to desserts and drinks. Its numerous uses in food and beverage span a wide range of international cuisines. The seeds, once crushed, yield an aromatic oil that is used in soaps, perfume and potpourris. Dry the seeds for future use in cooking and store them in a glass container with a tightly sealed lid.
- Anise plants grow best in light, fertile, well-drained soil.
- The seeds should be planted as soon as the ground warms up in spring.
- Soil should be at least 15 C for best germination.
- Because the plants have a taproot, they do not transplant well after being established, so they should either be started in their final location or be transplanted while the seedlings are still small.
- Space the seeds in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.
- Plant the seed ½ inch deep in well cultivated soils.
- Water the plants after emergence twice a week until they are 6 to 8 inches high and then gradually reduce irrigation.
- Apply a nitrogen fertilizer prior to flowering.
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