Turmeric is an herb that is used to support the immune and respiratory systems. Use of the herb dates all the way back to 2500 BCE. Most if it's health benefits can be traced to curcumin, one of the active compounds in turmeric that is both a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. There are over 12,500 peer-reviewed articles published that support the medicinal properties of turmeric, specifically calling out the healing effects curcumin has in the body.
Anise is an antispasmodic herb, meaning it helps calm the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is most commonly used for gas + bloating. It is a GI relaxant that calms the digestive tract by breaking up intestinal gas.