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Aniseed Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Pimpinella Anisum
Hindi Name
Choti Saunf
Chinese Name
Yang Hui Xiang

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Aniseed Cures


Action of Aniseed

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Nutrients in Aniseed

Taste of

Parts Used

Seed, Fruit, Essential Oil

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Aniseed

Aniseed may cause High Blood Pressure if taken in high dosage.
Avoid its use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. It is hot in nature and may induce an abortion.
Excess usage may cause Nausea and Vomiting.
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Aniseed is a plant.
It is an annual.
It belongs to the Parsley/Carrot family.
It grows in a warm climate.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Best used for Bloating.


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Materia Medica for Aniseed

Single Herb

Aniseed for Digestive Disorders

Mix a teaspoon of aniseed with cup of boiling water. Leave it over night.The clean fluid if taken with honey,is effective for treating indigestion.

Aniseed for Insomnia

In boiling water add a teaspoon of aniseed . Allow it to boil for 10-15 minutes. Add honey for taste.

Aniseed for Bad Breath

Chew 4-5 seeds of Anise.
OR : Drink tea made from Aniseeds.

Aniseed for Eye Diseases

Extract the juice of Aniseed. Take one or two teaspoons daily.

Aniseed for Cough

Take out the juice of Aniseed. Have two teaspoons with Honey twice a day.
OR Take One tablespoon of Aniseed. Boil for 15 minutes in One cup of water and make a tea. Drink One cup twice a day.

Aniseed for Body Lice

Mix equal quantity of Aniseed oil and alcohol. Rub the affected part to ward off body Lice.

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) for Low Female Libido

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) is a herb for women.
Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) increases the Female Libido.
So, it works as an aphrodisiac.
Chew half teaspoon Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) once a day. OR :Take it in the form of decoction.

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) for Cataract

Chew 5 g Aniseed twice a day.

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) as an Expectorant

Chew 1 tsp Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) daily. It is a good Expectorant and it cures various Cough related Diseases.

Aniseed for Menstrual Cramps

Take 1 tsp extract of Aniseed plant once a day.

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) as an Appetizer

Add 5-7 drops of Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) oil to an aroma lamp to diffuse it in the air.
It increases Appetite.

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) as Antispasmodic

Make an infusion with seeds of Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ). Consume 2 tsp twice a day.

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) as Galactagogue

Drink seed decoction of Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) once a day.

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) for Phlegm

The expectorant property of Aniseed ( Choti Saunf in India ) helps to expel excess mucus from the Throat. It soothes the respiratory system and treats Phlegm.
Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of crushed Aniseed in a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 5 to 6 minutes. Strain well and drink. Take this tea at night for 4 to 5 days.

Aniseed for Coryza

Boil 10 gm of aniseed in water. Add 2 cloves to it and boil. Steep and drink this water two times in a day.

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) as Aphrodisiac

Prepare a decoction, made of half teaspoon of Aniseeds and one cup of water. Drink it 2 times a day.
OR : You can also chew its seeds after every meals.
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Herbal Treatment For Aniseed for Cataract

Take an equal amount of aniseed and coriander seeds powder. Mix it with an equal amount of unrefined sugar.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 4

Mix Aniseed,Chamomile, Dill and Hops in equal quantities. Soak 1 tablespoon of this mixture in 1/2 cup boiling water for 5 Minutes. Add some honey in it. Take at night before you sleep.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 2

Take combined mixture of White poplar, Balmony, Aniseed and Golden Seal for treatment of Indigestion .

Herbal Treatment For Cough 32

Take one teaspoon Aniseed and 2 teaspoons Caraway. Boil in half jug of water. Now mix 2 teaspoons Honey. Have 2 teaspoons after every one hour.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 13

Take one tbsp of Aniseed and Senna. Boil in one cup of water for 15-20 mins. Add jaggery. Have it when warm.

Herbal Treatment For Vomiting 1

Take one teaspoon Juice of each of the following herbs :
Basil leaves, Field Mint and Aniseed. Mix juices and have it.

Herbal Treatment For Nose Bleed 3

Take a small piece of Coriander, half teaspoon of Aniseed and 4 Black Peppers. Grind with one glass water. Add Sugar. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Anorexia 2

Take the following herbs :
Coriander : Dhaniya : Seeds : 5 tablespoons
Black Salt : Kala Namak : 2 teaspoons
Black Pepper : Kali Mirch : 4 teaspoons
Aniseed : Choti Saunf : 2 teaspoons
Grind all ingredients together. Have half teaspoon powder with water once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Diarrhea 15

Grind equal quantity of dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Aniseed ( Choti For Saunf in India ), Cloves and seeds of Pomegranate ( Anar in India )fruits together. Mix a little Rock Salt ( Sendha Namak in India ) and take half teaspoon with Yogurt ( Dahi in India ) twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Emphysema 1

Take equal quantity root powder of Ginseng, licorice, Comfrey, Anise,
Add 1/2 tablespoon Garlic, Anise, Fenugreek.
Prepare a decoction.
Take twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 1

Mix equal quantities of Aniseed, Caraway, Dill and Fennel. Add dried Mint leaves in it. Steep 1 tsp in 1/2 cup boiling water. Take 30 Minutes before a meal.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 13

Grind 60 gm Angelica seeds with 6 gm Coriander seeds and 8 gm each of Aniseed and Fennel Seeds. Add 200 gm drinkable Alcohol and leave it for 10 days. Strain and mix 1/2 kg sugar dissolved in .5 litres of water. It is a wonderful remedy for Flatulence and Indigestion. Take 2 tablespoons regularly.

Herbal Treatment For Flatulence 14

Take 4 leaves of both Mint and Peppermint. Add half tsp seeds of each Aniseed and Caraway. Prepare tea with it. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Myopia 1

Mix equal quantity of Almond, Aniseed, Coconut and sugar. Grind to make powder. Have 1 tsp twice a day with warm Milk.

Herbal Treatment For Palpitation 1

Take dried Coriander leaves, Aniseed and Jaggery in 1:1:2 ratio. Have 1 tsp of the mixture after every meal.

Herbal Treatment For Bloating 3

Take 1/4 teaspoon of each Aniseed ( Choti Saunth ) and Celery ( Shalari ). Boil in one glass of water. Consume it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Chest Congestion 4

Take a bowl of boiling water.
Add 4-5 drops of each-
Aniseed Oil ( Choti Saunf ), Eucalyptus Oil ( Safeda ), Fennel Oil ( Saunf ), Cardamom Oil ( Choti Ilaichi ), Peppermint Oil( Vilayati Pudina ), Angelica Oil ( Choraka Bheda ), Juniper Oil ( Aaraar ) and Hyssop Oil ( Jufa ).
Inhale the aromatic smell.
OR : Make a blend of all these oil with any massage oil and rub on the chest.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 43

Take 2 tablespoons of powdered Black Cherry bark and Valerian.
Also take One tablespoon of each-Dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Cinnamon ( Dalchini in India ), Fennel seeds ( Saunf in India ) and Aniseed ( Choti Saunf in India ).
Put all these herbs in 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Now simmer till it is reduced to half.
Strain and add Honey ( Shehad in India ) for taste.
Take warm.

Herbal Treatment For Digestive Disorders 5

Put a handful of fresh Parsley ( Ajmod ) Leaves and One teaspoon of chopped Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) in a cup of hot water.
Boil in a covered vessel for 10 minutes.
Add some Honey and drink after meals to ease digestion.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 16

Take equal quantity of Lavender and Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) and pour over 2 cups of boiling water. Keep it for 5 minutes. Sieve it and add some Honey for taste. Drink slowly as a tea twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Cataract 3

Grind 2 tablespoon each of Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) and Coriander seeds ( Dhaniya ) and make fine powder. Mix One tablespoon brown sugar powder and take twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Joint Pain 5

Soak 1 teaspoon Aniseed and 1 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds together in a glass of water. Leave it untouched overnight. Next morning, strain off the water and drink it. This water removes toxins from your body and alleviates the knee pain quickly.
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