Non-GMO, Open-pollinated, Heirloom Anise Herb Seeds from True Leaf Market®. Pimpinella anisum is native to the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia regions. The Anise herb and seeds, known as Aniseed, have many benefits. Anise has been known to aid in an upset stomach and cough. Used by Native Americans to freshen breath, chewing leaves and stems after a meal. Used also in soaps, perfumes, and sachets because of its aromatic properties. Growing anise from seed does best in regions where the soil is approximately 70 degrees; container herb gardening is suitable for aniseed.