Anise has the taste bitter, pungent. Anise can loosen stubborn mucus from the bronchi and promote its evacuation.
Ayurveda: Whole anise or ground anise have the taste (rasa) bitter, pungent. Anise strengthens the Agni (the digestive fire) and calms the intestines. uh
Anise decreases Vata and Kapha. Anise is often used in curries, chutneys, lassi, desserts and pastries.
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