Derived from the herbaceous, flowering annual plant, Aniseed, sometimes spelled as anise, anis or anise seed, is considered a spice with a sweet licorice-like taste .It is of the Family Apiaceae, which makes it a relative of other plants like celery, dill, coriander, fennel and cumin. The powder derived from crushing and powdering aniseeds is referred to as aniseed powder.
Powdered aniseed is used to flavor confectionary, breads and cakes, vegetables, stewed fruits, cheese dishes etc. Use the powder at the end of cooking to add aroma to your preparations.
Aniseed powder is a common flavoring which can be used for cough mixtures and may be consumed orally as it is for cold, cough and other common throat infections. Aniseed powder when added to tea and drunk as an infusion, aids digestion.