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A pillow of anise keeps away nightmares.
For treating coughs, bronchitis and a stuffy nose, it loosens bronchial congestion, making it easier to cough it up
and expel it. A good breath freshener in the morning, and if kept by the bed it will prevent bad dreams. Also a
digestive aid and can relieve an upset stomach and flatulence when taken as a tea, and a treatment for colic. Also
suggested that anise may be beneficial to women because certain chemicals in the plant are chemical cousins to
the female hormone estrogen. Though it is mild, anise may help to relieve the discomfort of menopause. Also a
good sedative. In traditional folk medicine it has been used to promote milk production in nursing mothers. It’s
recommended dosage would be 1 teaspoonful of seeds for every cup of boiling water, steep 10-20 minutes and
strain, drink 3 cups a day for maximum effect. A good general cleansing bath is made with a handful of anise
seeds and a few bay leaves.
Aquarius Masculine, Jupiter or Moon, Air.