Star anise is the pericarp of the fruits of the Illicium verum tree and has nothing to do with anise seed and let them have a similar aroma. Its shape is reminiscent of a small star, from which it got its name.
Used in cooking, confectionery and distillery.
- Studies have shown that it soothes from annoying heartburn and various digestive problems, it is also digestive.
- Sweating and antipyretic.
- Increases intestinal peristalsis, promoting digestion and relieving constipation and flatulence, colic and bloating, as it is believed to dissolve the gas content of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Warming and antispasmodic, blood circulation tonic is used externally to relieve muscle cramps, back pain and lumbago.
- For asthma, bronchitis, persistent irritating cough and all respiratory problems.
- Dairy producer in nursing mothers.
- Emmenagogue in dysmenorrhea.
- Menopausal supplement.
- Aphrodisiac in men.