Aniseed Organic Powder (ACO) 40g

0.04 kg
$3.99

Aniseed Organic Powder (ACO) 40g

Anise can be used as a stimulant or diuretic; it is antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti fungal. It is also carminative, aromatic and analgesic. Anise is native to Egypt, Greece and Turkey. Commonly used for coughs, to soothe the digestive tract and relieve menopause symptoms.

Botanical Name:  Pimpinella anisum
Country of Origin:  Egypt
Part of Plant:  Seed 

How to Use 

It has an aromatic sweet liquorice like flavour, similar in profile to spices such as star anise or fennel seeds. 

The seeds can be used whole or ground to flavour teas or hot chocolates. They make a welcome addition to baked good both sweet or savoury. Its frequently used in Indian cooking to flavour both curries and masala chai or as a digestive after meals.

Growing & Processing

The seeds from the flowering cumin plant which are within the fruit are dried and ground into powder.

Ingredients:

Aniseed Whole Organic.

Preservative Free, Non-GMO, No Added Sugar. Paleo.

1)  Could Help Relieve Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is the natural decline in women’s reproductive hormones during aging, resulting in symptoms like hot flashes, fatigue and dry skin.

Anise seed is thought to mimic the effects of estrogen in your body, potentially reducing symptoms of menopause (11Trusted Source).

In one four-week study, 72 women with hot flashes took either a placebo or a capsule containing 330 mg of anise seed three times daily. Those taking anise experienced a nearly 75% reduction in severity and frequency of hot flashes (12Trusted Source).

Some of the compounds in anise seed may also help prevent bone loss, one of the hallmark symptoms of menopause that occurs as a result of declining estrogen levels in your body (13Trusted Source).

One study found that an essential oil comprised of 81% anethole, the active ingredient in anise, helped prevent bone loss and protect against osteoporosis in rats (14).

Despite these promising results, more research is needed to determine how anise seed itself may affect menopause symptoms in women.

2) May Balance Blood Sugar Levels 

Some research indicates that anethole, the active ingredient in anise seed, may keep blood sugar levels in check when paired with a healthy diet.

In one 45-day study in diabetic rats, anethole helped reduce high blood sugar by altering levels of several key enzymes. Anethole also enhanced the function of pancreas cells that produce insulin (15Trusted Source).

Another animal study also reported that anethole improved blood sugar levels in rats with diabetes (16Trusted Source).

Keep in mind that these studies are using a concentrated dose of anethole — much higher than what is found in a typical serving of anise seed.

More studies are needed to evaluate how anise seed may affect blood sugar levels in humans.

3) Can Reduce Inflammation

In many cases, inflammation is considered a normal response by your immune system to protect against injuries and infection.

However, high levels of long-term inflammation are linked to chronic conditions, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes (17Trusted Source).

Animal and test-tube studies suggest that anise seed may reduce inflammation to promote better health and prevent disease.

For example, one study in mice showed that anise seed oil reduced swelling and pain (18).

Other research indicates that anise seed is high in antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation and prevent disease-causing oxidative damage (19Trusted Source).

4) Prevents the Growth of Fungi and Bacteria

Test-tube studies show that anise seed and its compounds possess potent antimicrobial properties that prevent infections and block the growth of fungi and bacteria.

One test-tube study demonstrated that anise seed and anise essential oil were especially effective against certain strains of fungi, including yeasts and dermatophytes, a type of fungus that can cause skin disease (9Trusted Source).

Anethole, the active ingredient in anise seed, inhibits bacterial growth as well.

In one test-tube study, anethole blocked the growth of a specific strain of bacteria that causes cholera, an infection characterised by severe diarrhoea and dehydration (10Trusted Source).

However, further research is needed to examine how anise seed may affect the growth of fungi and bacteria in humans.

5) Could Protect Against Stomach Ulcers

Stomach ulcers, also called gastric ulcers, are a painful sore that forms in the lining of your stomach, causing symptoms like indigestion, nausea and a burning sensation in your chest.

Though traditional treatment typically involves the use of medications to decrease the production of stomach acid, preliminary research suggests that anise seed could help prevent stomach ulcers and reduce symptoms.

For instance, one animal study noted that anise reduced stomach acid secretion, helping prevent the formation of stomach ulcers and protecting cells against damage (8Trusted Source).

However, research on anise seed’s effects on stomach ulcers is still very limited.

Additional studies are needed to understand how it may impact ulcer formation and symptoms in humans.

6) May Reduce Symptoms of Depression

Depression is a common yet debilitating condition that affects up to 25% of women and 12% of men around the world (4Trusted Source).

Interestingly, some research has found that anise seed may help treat depression.

One study showed that anise seed extract exhibited powerful antidepressant properties in mice and was as effective as a common prescription medication used to treat depression (5Trusted Source).

What’s more, in another study in 107 people, taking 3 grams of anise seed powder three times daily was effective at reducing symptoms of postpartum depression (6Trusted Source).

Similarly, in a four-week study in 120 people, taking a capsule with 200 mg of anise oil three times daily significantly decreased symptoms of mild to moderate depression, compared to a control group (7Trusted Source).


Nutritional Information

Though aniseed is very rich in nutrients, it only needs to be used in relatively small doses. It also packs a good amount of several important micronutrients into each serving.

In particular, aniseed is rich in iron, which is vital for the production of healthy blood cells in your body (1).

It also contains a small amount of manganese, a key mineral that acts as an antioxidant and is necessary for metabolism and development (2Trusted Source).

One tablespoon (7 grams) of anise seed provides approximately (3Trusted Source):

  • Calories: 23
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Carbs: 3 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Iron: 13% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Manganese: 7% of the RDI
  • Calcium: 4% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 3% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 3% of the RDI
  • Copper: 3% of the RDI

Most people can safely consume anise without the risk of adverse side effects.

However, it could trigger an allergic reaction, especially if you’re allergic to plants in the same family — such as fennel, celery, parsley or dill.

Though typically purchased as dried seeds, anise is available in oil, powder and extract form as well.

Anise seed, oil and extract can all bring a burst of flavour to baked goods and candies or enhance the aroma of soaps and skin creams.

Most recipes call for a few teaspoons (4–13 grams or 5–15 ml) of ground anise seed, oil or extract.

Keep in mind that each form contains varying concentrations of anise, so it’s important to modify your recipe depending on what form you’re using.

For example, if a recipe requires 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of anise extract, you can swap in 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) of anise oil or 2 teaspoons (8 grams) of ground anise seed.

For medicinal use, anise doses ranging from 600 mg to 9 grams daily have been proven effective in the treatment of conditions like depression (6Trusted Source, 7Trusted Source).

Doses of up to 20 grams per day of anise seed powder are considered safe for healthy adults (6Trusted Source).

What is the shelf life of aniseed powder?

Properly stored, ground aniseed will generally stay at best quality for about 2 years. To maximise the shelf life and to better retain flavour and potency, store in containers with tight-fitting lids.

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