Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is a flowering plant belonging to the family of Umbelliferae (Apiaceae or Umbelliferae). Anise is used for flavoring dishes because of its special taste. An example of this is anise bread. Anise seeds are a basic raw material for the "mice" that are used for biscuit with mice. The seeds are also used more for alcoholic beverages such as the French Pastis, the Greek Ouzo and Turkish drink Raki. Additionally Anise has a medicinal effect. For example in abdominal cramps, bronchitis, initiating breastfeeding and externally to combat scabies and lice. Anise is native to the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia. It is cultivated in southern Europe, Russia and India.
Anise can be sown in April. In the garden as annuals Humus-rich soil, a spot in full sun and a calcareous soil are required for a rich flowering and ripening of the seed. The seeds should be sown in rows at a distance of 20 to 30 cm. The plants are subsequently transplanted at a distance of 10 to 15 cm. The main flowering period is from July to September. As of August, when the steal start to turn yellow and the seeds turn brown, the plants must cut bundles are made ??airy and dry hanged. If the plants are properly dried, the seeds can be removed on a canvas. Anise is 40-60 cm. high.