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Among the café set, anise is the herb most likely to be invited to cocktails. From Greek ouzo to French pastis to Italian sambuca, anise lends its distinctive flavor to some of the world's most sophisticated libations — but the herbally hip know that this plant has as important a place in the medicine chest as it does in the liquor cabinet.

Should Anise be in Your Medicine Chest?

What the Tea Leaves Say: Here are the ins and outs of using anise tea, courtesy of our resident tea leaf reader, Herbala...

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