Anise works by agitating, or creating movement, where tissue states have become stagnate, or are no longer moving or permeable. The hot and dry energetics of the seed help to soften and move conditions that would otherwise stick around like congestion, phlegm, or other organ system clogs that cause dis-order such as in the liver, kidneys, bladder, and digestion.
Anise also helps to release water retention, stimulate the flow of urine, increase milk production and flow, and increase the detoxification of the female reproductive system by its diuretic properties. Let’s not forget that anise seed also carries antimicrobial properties that support removing microbes and parasites from the body. Finally anise seed really has a great way of calming the nervous system in order to support easing pain and spasms. Some of the conditions Anise seed works well for include…
As wonderful as anise may be, those who have an allergy, are taking medications that lower blood pressure, on prescribed diuretics, or have sodium related hypertension should avoid using anise seed. Remember to consult with your doctor before starting any supportive herbal remedy as all herbs are not regulated by the FDA. Our store can not diagnose, treat, and these posts are for educational purposes only.
Supportive use guidelines
Anise is best used as a tea, tincture, or as a syrup and can be used hot or cold.
Tea: 1-2 tsp to 8-12 ounces of water. Steep hot for 10-15 minutes Steep cold for up to 8 hours. Supportive adult tea doses range between 8-12 oz divided over 3-4 times a day.
Tincture: Extract the seed @ a 1:5 ratio in 60% alcohol for 6-8 weeks in a dark location. Strain & bottle. Supportive adult doses range between 15-60 drops 3x to 4x a day