Plant Name: Pimpinella anisum
Category: Expel wind dampness
Common names: Anise, Aniseed
Properties: Acrid, Sweet Warm
Moves Qi, relaxes the mind, sedates spasms, and dries dampness
Benefits the Lung and Heart Qi: Fatigue
Benefits the Lungs, relieves wheezing, and expels phlegm
Other: insufficient breast milk, insect repellent for scabies and lice
Part used: Seed
Used throughout history as a digestive aid and for gas.
One of the few Umbelliferae family plants which increase the Qi.