NATURAL REMEDY FOR INFLAMMATION, COUGH, AND INDIGESTION
Similar in flavor to fennel, although a bit stronger, both anise and fennel may be eaten, but different parts of each plant are edible. In the case of anise, only the small fruits and seeds may be eaten or dried and used as a spice, while many parts of the fennel plant are edible.
Medicinally, anise and fennel are used for different purposes. Anise seeds have been used for thousands of years as a remedy for persistent cough, excessive gas, and bad breath. Any edible part of the fennel plant can be used as an anti-inflammatory, to treat stomach discomfort, or as a diuretic.