Star Anise (Illicium verum)
Star Anise helps improve digestion, alleviate cramps and reduce nausea. Consuming Star Anise tea after meals helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation
Star Anise contains essential B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. Pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) helps increase neuro-chemical levels in the brain. Anise preparations are an excellent remedy for asthma, bronchitis cough as well as digestive disorders such as flatulence, bloating, ibs, colicky stomach pain, nausea and indigestion.
The seeds are often given to nursing mothers to promote breast-milk production. Anise seed water is very helpful in relieving running nose condition in infants.
Add Star Anise whole to soups, stews and braising broths, to which it adds a sweet-licorice-peppery flavor. Star Anise can be used whole or ground. When whole make a tea or add to liquids destined for a slow simmer or braise. Discarded from the dish before serving.
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