, Simiente Dulce.
The culinary and medicinal properties of this plant were already known in Egypt and Greece, although it
the Arabs who, in the Middle Ages, introduced in Spain and Europe. Andres de Laguna,
prominent physician and botanist Spanish Renaissance, which translated into Castilian and commented on the works of Dioscorides, said of this plant, among other things, that "corruption and corrects hediondez of anhélito, solves the wind and untimely Acedo the regüeldos. ".
from the Middle East countries, although its cultivation
been extended by the warm countries of the Mediterranean. Spain is
leading producer of the world.
Plant 50 to 80 cms. tall, of the
of Umbelíferas, with fluted stem and white flowers grouped in bouquets (umbels) The result is
granite oval, exhaling
delicious aroma. Although it belongs to the same
as the poisonous
, it is easy to distinguish both for its scent as for its typical characteristics.
Properties and indications:
it must above all to its essence, anethole, which, however, isolated from the rest of the active ingredients of the plant and concentrated, it loses its curative, and can even be toxic (produces
) That is why the spirits of
- two with manufacturing his essence, does not possess medicinal properties, and it toxic, due both to
and anethole. By contrast, the fruit of
, as it offers us the
, is virtually free from the risks of the essence. This is due in part to that, as well as anethole, contains other substances such as phenols, malic acid, sugar and choline. These properties are:
On the digestive
is the prototype of the action carminativa plants, aperitive, invigorating the
and digestive tract. Clean the intestines of fermentation and putrefaction. It is part of the "tea of the four seeds, along with the
, and the Font Quer which states that no flatus that he resists.
For infants and
find it very effective in infusion Anis cases of foul - smelling gas or
. It is
good habit to give infusions of
for infants, as
: expectorant. Facilitates the removal of bronchial mucus, making them more fluid. It is in asthmatics and bronquíticos. It is highly advisable to follow
plan to stop
, because it acts like
real antidote to nicotine and tars of snuff: clean bronchial mucus irritating and facilitates the regeneration of cells in the mucous membranes. Moreover replaced by
fresh aroma, the smell of snuff breath of just quitting.
gland: galactógena action, namely that increases milk production. That's why ranchers give
sheep to cows, mixing it with the feed. Curiously, the
is removed with the milk, so that the mothers so, to take their
teaspoon (3 grams) of fruit per cup of hot water that are taken, up to 3 cups per day, preferably after
meal can be sweetened with honey (the babies were prepared with the infusion 1 or 2 teaspoons of
of water that can be sweetened with
teaspoon of sugar dessert - honey is not well tolerated by infants, and it is going to administer the child in
bottle or teaspoons in the course of the day) In essence they are taken from 1 to 5 drops, 2 o3 times
day. Powder, up to 2 grams