> Anise Herb
Information on, uses of and how to grow anise:
This herb is native to Egypt and is mentioned in ancient Egyptian
records. The Romans used it in medicine and also in a cake which was possibly
the forerunner of the wedding cake.
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How to grow
Anise can only be grown by seed. Sow the seeds when the soil
begins to warm in the desired flowering position. Transplant the seedlings when
very small and eventually thin them to 15 centimeters apart. Anise has very long
tap roots and therefore is not suitable for container growing unless in a very
Grow Anise in light, well drained soil.
Anise grows to a height of 60 centimetres and has a flavour similar to that of liquorice.
Anise has been used for many years to disguise the unpleasant taste of
medicine. Gather the seed heads in early autumn. Use the leaves throughout the
growing season to add to green salads. The leaves and seeds taste good with
shellfish. The dried seeds can be used in cakes, biscuits, bread and apple pie.
A refreshing tea can be made from the dried leaves and this is supposed to be an
aid to digestion as is chewing the seeds to cure hiccoughs. Cosmetically a good
face pack can be made from ground seeds. This will fade freckles. The seeds are
also useful for pot-pourri.
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