(Pimpinella anisum) P
Folk Names: Anneys, Aniseseed, Yanisin,
Powers: Protection, Purification, Youth
Magical Uses: Fill a small pillowcase with
anise seeds and sleep on it. This will
ensure that you have no nightmares. Use
in protection and meditation incenses.
Fresh anise leaves placed in a room will
drive off evil, and they are sometimes
placed around the magic circle to protect
the magician from evil spirits. It also
averts the evil eye.
Anise seed is also used in purification
baths, especially with bay leaves. It is used
to call forth spirits to aid in magical operations,
and a sprig hung on the bedpost will
restore lost youth.