Anise is a herb with a characteristic strong aroma, widely used in culinary and medicinal preparations. Anise has been used in medicine for a long time, do you know all the uses of this herb? Here are some obvious effects of star anise on human health.
Sometimes the lack of sophistication in choosing ingredients in meals will cause us to experience bloating, gas, and indigestion. However, if you have anise at home, the remedy for flatulence will be much simpler. You just need to wash the dried anise and then steep it with boiling water or a mixture of water with anise to have a simple tea, reduce flatulence and colic in children.
Prevent infection, fungal itching
According to information quoted from the journal Medical Mycology, star anise is a herb with strong heat, so it can eliminate the risk of invading bacteria and itchy fungi such as candida. In addition, using mouthwashes with anise-based ingredients also reduces the risk of pharyngitis and gingivitis, mouth sores significantly.
Chronic disease prevention
The high antioxidant content in star anise makes this herb one of the ingredients that make up an effective disease prevention remedy. Anise is considered an antioxidant that fights free molecules, thereby reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, blood pressure.
Support the treatment of bronchitis, flu
The antibacterial and antiviral properties in star anise not only help the body avoid the risk of colds and seasonal flu, but also eliminate the risk of asthma and bronchitis. In addition, when using preparations from this herb such as anise tea, patients with cough can feel more comfortable, the throat is calm, there is no longer a burning sensation. Cough episodes also decrease, voice becomes clearer thanks to the expectorant ability of anise.
Improve the condition of rheumatism
Anise extract is widely used in massage oils for joints. When lightly massaged with star anise essential oil, the joints will gradually warm up, soothing the painful feeling. Gradually, the rheumatism condition also improved. If you can’t find anise oil, you can make your own at home with basic ingredients such as anise powder, dried star anise, and coconut or olive oil.