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Star Anise

Star AniseAnise reduces appetite, strengthens the nerves, cleans blood and acting against bloating.

What is star anise?

Star anise is a spice plant (Latin name: Pimpinella anisum). Mostly used in Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, Italy, Russia, China, India. In ancient times in Greece was used to prepare wine. Later, the Romans brought it to Tuscany, and star anise continues to spread across Europe.

Anise seeds takes the form of stars, so it is named - star anise.

Anise is now mostly used as a seasoning for cookies, cakes and bread. In some countries, anise is added to sauces, stews and salads. With star anise plum jam also receives a special touch.

In addition, anise is often used as a natural remedy, especially in traditional Chinese medicine.

Benefits of anise:

Star anis is a very useful medicinal herb. Anise seeds reduces stomach bloating, improves digestion, strengthens the stomach, strengthens the nerves, soothes cramps. It is recommended for cleaning the blood, stomach, kidneys and urinary bladder.

Anise oil powerfully affects the respiratory system. It is used to treat cough, bronchitis, asthma, colds and similar conditions. Then, anise oil can be used for rheumatic problems to stimulate circulation and to reduce pain in the joints. It reduces appetite, so is recommended for weight loss. Anise oil has a beneficial effect on female hormones and regulates menstruation.

Anise tea is useful as a natural cure for nausea and against bloating. It disinfects and soothes the stomach. In addition, tea from anise has positively influence on the respiratory system. Anise tea is a good drink for nursing women because it favors the secretion of milk.

So, the health benefits of these beautiful stars are great. Now we just need to know that star anise is available in health food stores.



 

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