Anise comes from the Mediterranean region as well as southwest Asia. Containing licorice like components, it is a very sweet smelling spice.
It is used for various drinks including the popular ones : Sambuca, hot chocolate, absinthe, and root beer.
In the medical world, Anise leaves are used to treat digestive problems, relieve toothache, and has an essential oil to treat scabies and lice.
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