Used since the times of the Roman Empire, aniseed is your natural ally for indigestion!
Aniseed is more than 10 times sweeter than sugar and is often used in baked products, cookies, meats and breads. With its distinct oval shape and color variety ranging from yellow to green, aniseed is grown in many countries with warm climates, like Spain, Italy, Central America and Turkey. It also is used to add a bold flavor profile to different liquors that help in the digestion of large meals.
Aniseed contains anethole, a chemical that gives its seeds their distinctive licorice taste and stimulates the relaxation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which regulates the activity of all the muscles of the digestive tract. This means that, yes, aniseed will help you go better.
In addition to its benefits in the bathroom, this flavorful and aromatic seed helps combat:
- Colic or stomach cramps
- Menopause’s hot flashes
- Bad breath
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