Anise is a plant known historically to have been used to address certain health ailments. Today, many people drink anise tea to support digestion and to aid in healing stomach issues.
One health benefit of drinking anise tea is that it’s very powerful against, and resistant to, harmful organisms. Research shows that when faced up against harmful organisms or micro-organism anise is able to hold its ground and it’s even more potent when combined with other alkaline herbs.
Several studies from all over the world supports that the toxicity of anise seed is a very powerful substance to fight harmful organisms.
Researchers at The University of Mississippi’s School of Pharmacy studied various plant extracts for their resistance to fungus and concluded that anise seed was the best at fighting both fungal and microbial activity.
Croatia’s University of Zagreb conducted a study on anise and came to a similar conclusions. They put anise extract up against seven strains of yeast and four strains of fungus in vitro experiments. They concluded that anise was very successful at inhibiting both fungus and yeast progress.
Another study was done by Iraq’s University of Mosul, where they tested essential oils for activity against several harmful strains of bacteria, including staph, e. coli, and salmonella. The anise seed essential oil had the highest resistance to bacteria.
A person with fungus, candida, or yeast problem may want to drink Anise tea daily or consume anise in some way to help with the cleansing of their body.