Anise flower is a widely used medicine in both Eastern and Western medicine services. For Western medicine, star anise is effective in helping to benefit milk, aid in digestion, and is used as a medicine for bowel movements. It has a fast-acting effect on the nervous and muscular systems, helping to relieve pain and contractures. Therefore used in stomach, intestinal pain or stomach and intestinal contractions are too strong. Not only that, star anise is also used as an aperitif to flavor toothpaste. However, if used too much with high doses, it will cause poisoning, congestion in the brain and lungs, strange phenomena of drunkenness, tremors in the limbs, sometimes convulsions like epilepsy.
According to ancient documents of Oriental medicine, anise has a temperate nature, in the 4 cans, it has spicy, kidney, spleen, and taste. has the feature of curing stomach bloating, causing abdominal pain, vomiting, detoxification of fish meat. For those who are prosperous, it can’t be used. Currently, star anise is used as a medicine to help stimulate digestion, rheumatism, indigestion, and joint pain. Each day should only be used about 4 – 8 g in the form of decoction and external use (massage alcohol to treat pain, rheumatism). In addition to being used as medicine, star anise is also used as a condiment, cook meat dishes.