5. Cook with anise
In ancient Rome, at the end of an indulgent feast, people would serve cakes made with anise to calm digestion and freshen the breath. Anise is an aromatic digestive, a group of remedies that calms digestive problems, and reduces nausea, gas and bloating.
Anise works well in vegetable soups: add seeds or whole star anise when sautéing onion and garlic. You can also make a tea by pouring boiling water over slightly crushed seeds. Drink a cup of this after dinner, or anytime you are feeling a bloated or gassy.