Aniseed/Fennel seeds; highly aromatic and belonging to the celery family. This plant grows in warm sunny climates and originated in the Middle East. Ancient Egyptians used it for its medicinal and culinary uses. Well known to help aid in digestion and excessive gas. In many parts of India it is given at the end of meals and even given to babies to aid in colic. It may also be taken along with ginger, cumin or pepper for digestive aid. Often used to freshen your breath.
It is used today in many dishes in India such as meat, fish and seafood.