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Sweet cicely

Sweet cicely

Sweet cicely is a common roadside plant in the dales of northern England. The whole plant has a sweet aniseed flavour, giving it many culinary uses. It is traditionally cooked with acid fruit, reducing the amount of sugar needed, and can be used as a sugar substitute by diabetics.

Sweet cicely is a herbal tonic that restores energy, lifts the spirits and settles the digestion.