April 9, 2018

Anise Cookies Recipe

This anise cookies recipe is very simple, with only 4 ingredients, and tastes unique.  The anise spice imparts a licorice flavor, and sweetened with the sugar, no other spices are necessary in this recipe.  These cookies are best eaten with a hot drink for dipping. Anise Cookies Recipe Ingredients 4 […]
April 17, 2018

Anethole / Anise Camphor / Trans-Anethole

Anethole is a phenol methyl ether as found in anise, fennel, and camphor.  Anise is over 90% anethole.  Trans-anethole is the more abundant and safer anethole isomer, while cis-anethole is more toxic. The cis-anethole isomer is found in very small amounts in fennel and anise. Phenol methyl ethers are similar […]
April 20, 2018

Methyl chavicol / Estragole / p-allyanisole / Isoanethole

Methyl chavicol, also called estragole or isoanethole, is a phenol methyl ether found in basil, fennel, ravensera, star anise, anise, and tarragon. Methyl chavicol may be carcinogenic in high doses, and the IFRA has a limit on amounts permitted in products sold.  Certain chemotypes of basil, ravensara, and tarragon can […]
May 2, 2018

Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Research

Latin Name: Pimpinella anisum  Family: Apiaceae Anise seeds have commonly been used as a digestive aid, to help with coughing, reduce menopausal symptoms, and to repel insects.  The key anethole constituent comprises over 75% of the essential oil, with a possible estrogenic effect. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent […]
November 25, 2018

Herbal Tea Can Be Easy To Make At Home! Try These Recipes.

Pictured – Herbs & Spices to Make Herbal Tea Using herbs to make tea is easy and comes with a variety of health benefits.  Below is a list of 16 common herbs and spices used to make tea, their flavor profile, common ailments for which they have been used, and […]