Anise syrup can help ease stomach pains and make the digestive process more efficient. Rich in B vitamins and other nutrients, anise is especially for relieving gastrointestinal issues, especially bloating. Syrup is a friendlier form of herbal medicine, as it appeals to both children and the elderly. After the anise decoction has been prepared, the syrup can be sweetened to taste.
- Place the anise and water in a pot and simmer on low heat until only 1 pint of liquid (half the original) remains.(15 minutes)
- Strain the herbs from the liquid.
- The honey (or another sweetener) to the pot and warm the liquid, which allows it to thicken.(25 minutes)
Take one teaspoon of syrup up to three times a day to treat bloating, colic, and other digestive symptoms. The syrup, when stored in airtight bottles, can be kept in the refrigerator for several weeks.