Anise (Pimpinella anisum)

USING FOOD THERAPY TO LOOK & FEEL RADIANT

The article discusses food therapy in helping one to look and feel radiant. It mentions that internal inflammation is the main cause of beauty problems because the body releases oxidants in respo...

Antibacterial Activity Of Some Plant Essential Oils

The article discusses a study which assessed the antibacterial activity of some plant essential oils. Essential oils include aniseed, calamus, camphor and cinnamon. Results showed that 19 of the ...

Tamiflu and Star Anise: Securing Adequate Supplies of the Oral Antiviral for Avian Flu Treatment

The incipient concern over an impending bird flu pandemic has fueled an almost desperate effort to secure supplies of the most promising oral antiviral against avian flu to date-Tamiflu(r) (oseltamivir). During last year's influenza season, approximately 1.7 million prescriptions were written for oseltamivir in the United States, and according to the manufacturer, nearly twice as much of the drug was produced for this year's season.[ 1]

Star anise: pretty but potentially poisonous

Reports on the dangers associated with the consumption of some types of star anise. Usefulness of star anise; Adverse reactions from ingesting star anise; Safeness of the Japanese star anise for ...

Anise--for Licorice, and Beyond

The article reports that researchers from the U.S. Agricultural Research Service have discovered that anise or Pimpinella may be used as a medication for coughs and upper respiratory infections. ...

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