Magickal uses of Anise, a summary.
Magickal correspondences: divination, luck, protection, warding off nightmares, psychic development, purification, youth, promotes prophetic dreams and meditation.
If you put anise cuttings near your bed, they will ward off nightmares, and if hung from a bedpost, it is said to restore lost youth. Star Anise is also known to promote prophetic dreams when burned before bed.
Anise seed can be placed in a sachet with bay leaves for a purifying bath, or dried and burnt for protection and/or mediation rituals. You can also make your own tea from star anise, and drinking one cup of this tea a day will aid psychic development.
Anise seed is also said to ward of the evil eye.