Also called Chinese Star Anise, this little tree grows in southern China and northern of Vietnam. Its mainly distributed in the tropical and subtropical zones of Asia. The star anise is an aromatic plant usually used in the food and medicinal industries. Its also a well known spice in traditional Indian system for its therapeutic potential.
Because of its long history of herbal and culinary uses, Chinese star anise has been commonly regarded as being safe and nontoxic. Caribbean and Latino populations typically use a tea infusion of its fruit as a carminative and sedative for the treatment of infant colic (1).
The fruit is traditionally used in the symptomatic treatment of digestive disturbance. It is also traditionally used as an adjunctive therapy for the painful component of spasmodic colitis.
- Promotes healthy Gastrointestinal functions
- Regulates bile flow
- Prevents bloating
- Controls inflammatory reactions
- Promotes respiratory tract well-being
- Prevents cellular damages caused by oxidative reactions
- Maintains healthy brain functions
- Boosts the immune system
- Overall detoxification
Daily recommended dosage:
4 tsp/day for maintenance, or 4 tsp 3x/day for 4 weeks for acute problems