Piccolo Seed Collection - Herbal Teas
Anise is native to the eastern Mediterranean and is one of the oldest known spice plants, used both for culinary and medicinal purposes, thanks to its sweet and very aromatic licorice-y flavour. Through the Romans, who served anise-spiced cakes after heavy meals to aid digestion, it was spread throughout Europe by Roman legions. Anise seeds, whole or ground up, are used in teas and for confectionery purposes, as well as in a wide variety of regional and ethnic liqueurs, e.g., Greek ouzo, Italian sambuca and French pastis, just to name a few. Of its many qualities, ‘it stirreth up bodily lust’, wards off the evil eye and keeps nightmares away if placed under one’s pillow. LATIN NAME Pimpinella anisum SEEDS 125 seeds NAME Anise VARIETY Common SHORT DESCRIPTION It’s the spice that wards off the evil eye. PLANT SIZE Height 60 cm Width 60 cm CONTAINER SIZE Height 30 cm Width 30 cm COMPANION PLANT Coriander, beans. Do not plant nearby carrots.