Anise: Health Benefits in Your Food

  • on June 1, 2018

A Nutritional Powerhouse

Ranked One of the Top Healing Spices and Herbs


Know Your Anise in Your Kitchen

Our Lebanese Cuisine uses Anise in various recipes because of its unique culinary aroma that grants a succulent kick to the dish. We call it Yansoun in our language, and we drink it often – maybe all too often – as a tea to unwind, to sooth down the nerves, or to ease stomach and menstrual pain. ”Drink Yansoun Tea!” is a commonly heard advise that goes back in time to our forefathers.

How did our forefathers know of the multi-healing power of the Anise? A legacy of experiences which knowledge has been confirmed by today’s medical research.


Anise in The Lebanese Cuisine: A Seed of Celebration!

Low-Fat Rice and Anise Meghli Pudding

The Anise that abounds in our fertile land is predominant in our Meghli Pudding that celebrates the birth of a new infant in the household. Its soothing and anti-colic values, in addition to its aid in lactation, were the initial purpose that created this delicious and healthy pudding.

Snayniyeh Pudding

The Anise provides also its unique culinary aroma to the Snayniyeh Pudding that celebrates the Baby’s first tooth, and our Maakron Al-Barbara Pastry that accompanies our cheerful celebration of the Saint Barbara.

Maakron Pastry

Maakron Pastry

Among our various culinary deliciousness we concoct with this special healing ingredient are the Anise Cookies in Rings: Kaak bil Yansoun, the Anise Semolina Tea Cake: Sfouf, and the Anise Glazed Cookies…



Anise: Health Benefits

The anise seed benefits are many. From being an Anti-infection, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Anti-fungal, Antiviral, and Anti-Stress, our super Health-Friendly Anise Seed:

  • Treats cough, flu, sore throats, and asthma
  • Improves digestion, alleviates cramps and reduces nausea.
  • Treats bloating, gas problem, indigestion and constipation,
  • Boosts the Immune System,
  • Relieves inflammation of arthritis, gout, and chronic injuries,
  • Treats vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, spasmodic flatulence, and gastritis,
  • Relieves stress, helps unwinding, and manages sleeping disorders,
  • Treats Convulsions, Microbial infections and diseases,
  • Regulates Blood Sugar: helps with Migraines and Diabetes, and lowers bad Cholesterol,
  • Blocks the Growth of Fungus and Bacteria,
  • Aids in Lactation and Stimulates Appetite,
  • Maintains Hormonal Balance


Disclaimer: The information contained in these topics is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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