Anise will get rid of oily skin improve your memory calm a cough produce breast milk and serve as a natural antacid in place of either Tums or Rolaids for heartburn and indigestion. Simply bring a quart (~liter) of water to a boil add 7 teaspoons of dried Anise. Reduce heat and simmer to about one and a half pints strain and add four teaspoons each of honey and Glycerin (used to preserve syrup tea). Take two teaspoons of this syrup every few hours to relieve hacking coughs; two tablespoons three times daily to enhance memory. As a tea omit honey and glycerin drink two cups once or twice daily for skin problems lactation and stomach problems.