What is Anise?

Anise is an herb. It has the flavor of licorice. I have used the seeds in my baking of biscotti and breads. I have heard of it used in sausage. The oils that are produced from anise are used in some liquers such as annisette. You can also find the oil in toothpaste, chewing gum, cough syrup and soap, among other things.