G/P/E: Masculine, Jupiter or Moon, Air.
Magical attributes: Protection, purification, awareness, joy.
Uses: For treating coughs, bronchitis and a stuffy nose, it loosens bronchial congestion, making it easier to cough it up and expel it.
A good breath freshener in the morning, and if kept by the bed it will prevent bad dreams.
Also a digestive aid and can relieve an upset stomach and flatulence when taken as a tea, and a treatment for colic.
Also suggested that anise may be beneficial to women because certain chemicals in the plant are chemical cousins to the female hormone estrogen. Though it is mild, anise may help to relieve the discomfort of menopause.
In traditional folk medicine it has been used to promote milk production in nursing mothers. It’s recommended dosage would be 1 teaspoonful of seeds for every cup of boiling water, steep 10-20 minutes and strain, drink 3 cups a day for maximum effect.
A good general cleansing bath is made with a handful of anise seeds and a few bay leaves.
A pillow of anise keeps away nightmares. Also a good sedative.
Used to help ward off the evil eye, find happiness, and stimulate psychic ability.
Fill a sleep pillow with anise seed to prevent disturbing dreams.
Use to invoke Mercury and Apollo.
Great for aromatherapy.
Use in purification baths with bay leaves.
A sprig of Anise hung on the bedpost will restore lost youth.
Use in protection and meditation incenses.
Also Called: Aniseed, Anneys, Anise Seed
The leaves are cardiac and diaphoretic.
An infusion of the leaves is used in the treatment of colds, fevers, weak heart etc.
When left to go cold, the infusion is used to treat pains in the chest (such as when the lungs are sore from too much coughing).
A poultice of leaves and stems can be used to treat burns.