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Anise can be made into a liquid scent. Anise is a member of the family of plants that include carrots, caraway, cumin, dill, fennel, and cilantro.
Of all of these "umbels" anise is the plant that has the strongest "licorice" flavor. The essential oil of anise is used to flavor "licorice candy" which is usually made without any licorice.
Anise can be used whole or ground, although flavor is better if the fruits are stored whole and ground just before use.
Many herbalist note that the herb is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, and soporific.
Anise is also used to flavor many other herbal medicines and is not recommended while pregnant or nursing.
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