“The fisherman’s friend” is possibly best-known for its use in fisherman’s soap. It is said to remove all human scent so that fish will be more apt to bite. It has a warm, sweet licorice aroma, sweeter than fennel. Anise is said to have strong estrogen-mimicking properties. The herbal form is used to increase milk secretion in nursing mothers, and as treatment for lack of menstruation. The seeds are also an effective treatment for indigestion, cramps, gas, and other digestive problems. Some sources recommend anise essential oil for treating asthma and bronchitis

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