A Haitian Treasure Profile: Anis (Star Anise)

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Anis: Pimpinella anisum

General uses: for cooking (very sweet and aromatic nature), making alcohol, and natural medicine.

Medicinal uses: improves gastrointestinal problems, stimulates lactation (phytoestrogen), treats menstrual cramps.
What makes anis a Haitian treasure?
It is used in yummy treats like akasan and kremas. It is commonly known to treat nausea and vomiting.

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