Native to Asia, Star Anise is a spice that tastes like anise. The star shaped fruits are harvested before they start to get ripe. They can be used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It contains many components that make them beneficial, vitamin A and C, thymol, fiber, iron, terpineol and anethol. It consists of aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antioxdiant, anti-aging, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties.
Star Anise may be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes, cough and flu, cramps, nausea, constipation, bloating, gas, indigestion and insomnia. It boosts heart health, balances blood sugar, improves digestion, eases symptoms of menopause promotes skin and bone health and increase the production of breast milk.
WARNING: This information is in relation to CHINESE Star Anise, not JAPANESE Star Anise, which is poisonous. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before usage.
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