Anise seed makes a delicious herbal tea with a wonderful aroma. The anise plant is native to the Mediterranean region as well as Southwest Asia. It is said to help promote healthy digestion and may reduce stomach and digestive discomfort.
Anise seed has a sweet taste and a strong aroma. It is used to flavor many foods like black jelly beans and desserts like Pizzelle (a traditional Italian cookie). Anise is also used to flavor liquors and is even found in some recipes for root beer.