What happens if you eat star anise?

Star anise (Illicium verum ) is an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine as well as traditional Asian medicine. Star anise (Illicium verum )is a medium-sized evergreen tree. It is native to northeast Vietnam and southwest China.

The fruit is aromatic and has a strong, pungent and mildly sweet taste. It is one of the many species that contain bioactive compounds as well as a number of phenolic and flavonoid compounds, having antioxidant, preservative and antimicrobial properties.

Its seeds are a good source of minerals like calcium, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, zinc, and magnesium. Anise seeds are a good source of many essential B-complex vitamins such as  pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin. 

 It contains all positive characteristics, such as antidiabetic, hypolipidemic, antioxidant activities, anticancer and antimicrobial properties, both seeds and essential oils of anise are promising for safe use as superfood supplements and raw constituents in both pharmaceutical and food industries.

The seed oil contains anethol, estragole, eugenol, pseudo isoeugenol, methyl chavicol and anisaldehyde, coumarins, scopoletin, umbelliferone, estrols, terpene hydrocarbons, and polyacetylenes as the major compounds.

 The pharmacologist effects consist of antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, bronchodilator, estrogenic, expectorant and insecticidal effects, and clinical effects such as nausea, constipation, menopausal period, virus, diabetes, obesity and sedative action.

It is used  in pharmaceutical, food,  perfumery and  flavouring industry. It is used as medicine to cure cough, toothache, stomach aches, vomiting, rheumatic pain, insomnia, skin inflammation  and sinusitis, used as an anti-fungal agent and food preservative.

Health benefits of star anise

1.Promotes bone health

2.Improves sleep

3.Eases menopause

4.Benefits for skin

5.Improves sex life

6.Aids digestion system

7.Improves blood sugar

8.Promotes heart health

9.High in antioxidants

10.Boosts the immune system

11. Natural head lice remover

Home remedy star anise

Star anise tea for boost immune system


4 star anise

300ml of water

1 teaspoon of honey


Combine a four crush star anise powder(crush with a mortar pestle ), 300 ml of water in a small pan.

Heat it until the water reduced to half.

Strain the water, add honey to taste.

Enjoy your healthy drinks.

You can try this drinks for 2 times a day.

You might see better results

What Happens If You Eat Star Anise?

Star anise water for constipation


4 star anise

300ml of water


Take a glass of warm water and mix a crush star anise powder (crush with mortar pestle) . Strain it.

Enjoy your drinks (while it is still warm ).

You can try this home remedy for 2 times for a day.

You might see better results.

What Happens If You Eat Star Anise?

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