Anise In Greek: glykaniso, γλυκάνισο, pronounced ghlee-KAH-nee-so.
Anise is a mild antiparasitic and can be used to treat digestive problems, relieve toothache.
Not to be confused with star anise, anise is primarily associated with cakes, biscuits and confectionery, as well as rye breads. It is used in much the same way as fennel to flavour fish, poultry, soups and root vegetable dishes. Numerous alcoholic drinks and cordials are flavoured with aniseed, particularly French pastis, Pernod and Ricard, Greek ouzo, Spanish ojen, Turkish raki, Italian anesone, Arab arrak and Egyptian kibib