Star anise to manage stress and other health problems.

The fruit and seeds of the Illicium verumnativo plant are known as star anise.

This peculiar part of the plant comes from a small southwestern region of China. It is used extensively within Chinese cuisine, and slightly less within South Asia and Indonesia.

It has the ability to act on different parts of the body, so it is very useful to have it at home to be able to use it when you need it.

Supports the digestive system

Its consumption has sedative, antispasmodic and carminative action. Star anise tea is recommended to combat gas, intestinal discomfort, heartburn, gastritis and other stomach problems. The active compound that the plant presents is anethole, responsible for these effects.

It acts on the nervous system.

Its sedative action is beneficial in calming the nerves. Reduce stress and anxiety levels in addition to exerting a relaxing effect on the body.

Improves the respiratory system.

The anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties of star anise help to release fluid from the bronchial tubes that causes lung congestion. The infusion based on this plant is recommended to relieve the symptoms of coughs, bronchitis, asthma or flu.

Analgesic action.

Both anethole and caryophyllene are the active compounds that are responsible for this effect. It is very useful to treat ailments in people with rheumatic disorders.

Antimicrobial effect.

It can be used externally for simple skin infections such as stings and allergies. The important thing is that it is not applied to serious wounds where the skin is open or very exposed.

Many people often use star anise to treat colic in babies, but this is not recommended since at that age, children have not yet fully developed their organs and it can produce adverse reactions with its administration.

Daniel Pire

Estudiante de Farmacia de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fanático de aprender cosas nuevas cada día. Redactor de ColombiaHoy.News y anteriormente Mui.In. Me gusta mantenerme al día con temas tecnológicos y los medios de comunicación. Los tópicos de salud y biotecnología son mis preferidos. Apasionado por conocer un lugar nuevo siempre que sea posible! La cocina y la comida son mi ruta de escape para cualquier ocasión.+ info

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