Anise, also called aniseed or Pimpinella anisum, is a plant that hails from the same family as carrots, celery and parsley. In particular, anise seed is rich in iron, which is vital for the production of healthy blood cells in your body. It also contains a small amount of manganese, a key mineral that acts as an antioxidant and is necessary for metabolism and development.
- Anise seeds are regarded as assisting digestion and helping prevent intestinal gas and flatulence;
- In India, anise seed is often offered to chew after the meal. Because it can have estrogen-like effects, it is being investigated for various uses as a supplement.