Sweet Cicely myrrhis odorata is a European aromatic culinary herb with a distinctive sweet anise-flavor. The herb is used in Germany as well as the Scandinavian countries. It is the flavoring used in the popular liquor called Akvavit.
Some recipes use this herb to add sweetness as well as the anise flavor. Sweet cicely must be used fresh as the flavor dissipates rapidly. We've found the herb plant very hard to find in the U.S. Richters Herbs does carry plants and seeds online. Growing from seed is quite tricky because the seed has to be chilled for quite some time before it will germinate.