Anise has also been used for centuries in European herbalism to treat coughs and indigestion. An appetite stimulant and a digestive aid, anise also increases semen, cures disease caused by gas, and soothes fevers and burning sensations. Anise is an anodyne, it quenches thirst, cures eye diseases and wounds, and removes mucus from the intestines. Anise is also wormicide. It also helps the spleen, cures diseases caused by bile, and relieves vomiting Read more →


Bitter melon grows in tropical areas, including parts of East Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America, where it is used as a food as well as a medicine. The fruit of this plant lives up to its name—it tastes bitter. Although the seeds, leaves, and vines of bitter melon have all been used, the fruit is the safest and most prevalent part of the plant used medicinally. Read more →