the Russian name : an anise; the Ukrainian: aнic, ganizh (national); the Polish: anyz, biedrzeniec anyzek.
Family : Umbelliferae - umbellate.
Annual, grassy, planted in kitchen gardens and front gardens the plant with the roundish, covered short down which above has been branched out by a stalk in height 30 - 50 see the Bottom leaves integral with long chereshkom, is made an incision-gear along the edges, and top almost sedentary, three-separate, with narrow shares. Flowers small with white nimbuses, are collected in 6 - a 10-beam flat difficult umbrella. Fruits - dvusemjanki, rough. Blossoms in June-July. Taste of seeds terpkovato-sweet, a smell strong, specific.
The People use seeds of this plant. Except seeds, in the people chemist's anisic drops are popular.
Broth from seeds of an anise 15,0 - 20,0 g on 1 l of water drink at chest illnesses hourly on 30 - 50 sm 3 (a wine wine-glass) as the means diluting mokrotu and otharkivajushchee, and at asthmatic attacks.
On a half-glass 3 times a day drink the Same broth for improvement of activity of a stomach and an intestines (strengthening peristaltiki) as vetrogonnoe, diuretic (clearing mochetochniki), sudorific and a febrifuge.
Chemist's anisic drops use at gastroenteric indispositions on 3 - 6 drops on a slice of sugar 2 - 3 times a day. Broth of anisic seeds and anisic drops are considered as the means increasing quantity of milk at feeding mothers in the people.
From a powder of the anisic seed mixed fifty-fifty with a powder of a root (very much a poisonous plant) chemeritsy white, do ointment: 1 part of a powder mix on 2 parts of animal oil. With this ointment grease hair at head louses.
Storage . Seeds of an anise store in boxes.