Anise has a similar flavor profile to licorice, fennel, and anise star. This incredibly aromatic seed is used in baking and is found as an ingredient in different types of liquor. A classic use of anise is in Italian biscotti and can add a sweet complexity to other desserts.
Next time you are baking pumpkin or apple pie, add 1/2 teaspoon ground anise to the recipe to brighten up the fruit filling.
Anise is said to help aid in digestion, relieve cramps and act as an antioxidant.