Anise is a medicinal plant known for its scent and used in making drinks and medicines. Anise, which has been used by humans as a spice and tea for thousands of years, is especially known for its digestive effect. Anise tea is good for sputum, constipation, cough, insomnia, stress, stomach and respiratory problems. Ointments and soaps containing anise oil can act as a natural remedy for skin health and help treat acne. Anise is also used in the production of many cough syrups and sore throat medicines. In addition, it is a rich food source thanks to the vitamins and minerals it contains.