Anise has historically been used to freshen breath and to alleviate digestive abnormalities such as flatulence and heartburn. It is also sedative, antispasmodic, and expectorant, useful for suppressing cough and relieving bronchitis, asthma, and the common cold. Anise also contains anethol, which has estrogenic properties.
THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.
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