Pimpinella anisum

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 24"

General:An annual, herbaceous plant with finely-leafed foliage. Small white flowers in midsummer. The grey-green, pear-shaped fruits are thickly covered with hair. Very aromatic. Leaves & seeds used in cooking. Plant is said to aid digestion.

Culinary Uses: Primarily associated with cakes, biscuits, and confectionery, as well as rye bread. Can also be to flavor fish, poultry, soups, and root vegetable dishes.

Medicinal Uses: Some components of aniseed are known to have calming effects that can relieve anxiety and nervousness. Also may aid in digestion and relieving upset stomachs.

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