Benefits of Star Anise are Extraordinary
A common treatment for regulating blood sugar levels has been incorporating star anise to the diet.
Today's science confirms this special spice's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.
Star anise can help fight bacteria like E coli and be an anti fungal for molds and yeast
Star anise has sedative properties and can stimulate the levels of some of the neurotransmitters and hormones involved in sleep.
Anethole, a major component of the essential oil of star anise, is not liked by insects and can help repel them.
While many fruits and vegetables have a large amount of antioxidants that increase immunity and decrease the risk of infection, none do it as much as star anise.
Licorice type spices, including star anise and fennel, have long been a common treatment for new mothers and wet nurses to enhance milk production.
Star anise is a good source of nutrients that all contribute to the bone strengthening process, such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and vitamin K.
Star anise has been used in traditional Chinese and Herbal remedies treatments to boost blood supply while reducing overall pressure.
The liver is the primary detoxification organ that processes, extracts and eliminates the by-products and contaminants of the body using several enzymes. Star anise can aid in this.
Star anise tonics, have been used since ancient times to alleviate swelling from injuries, muscle and joint pain, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Star anise was described by research as a strong antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial agent capable of reducing free radical damage, including skin cells and early signs of aging.
Anethole mimics estrogen and may produce some effect of this strong sex hormone Anethole-containing spices such as star anise, fennel and anise seed have been shown to decrease symptoms of menopause.
In order to treat various digestive disorders such as stomach pain, infections, constipation and indigestion, Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicines have used star anise commonly.
Inflammation signs within brain cells have been identified by science and their development and progression into neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, depression, stroke, anxiety and brain cancer have been identified.
Spices have multiple phytonutrients that minimize oxidative stress directly and the risk of neurological disorders.
Taken from Oils & Herbs Video