Ground star anise: properties, benefits:
One of the characteristics that make this spice more appreciated are its carminative, digestive and anti-nausea properties. The ground star anise then helps the enzymatic activity of the liver but above all it is able to perform an excellent antibacterial and antiviral activity. However, it is also successfully used to stimulate appetite in people who struggle to eat or have to recover from convalescence.
This spice is also a great ally of new mothers, it seems that it can help produce more milk even if, as we know, the best way to increase production is to have the baby attack the breast as much as possible. It has proven effective in defeating the classic influences but also in situations of recurrent herpes. Star anise is also a good diuretic (therefore recommended for those suffering from water retention) and expectorant. It is therefore able to fluidize the mucus and help its elimination in case of cough or bronchitis.
Star anise in general has healing properties, or rather helps to improve various ailments such as dental caries , Hepatitis B, Cold sores, Flu, Mononucleosis, Septic shock.
In addition, star anise can be combined with other spices such as, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cumin, Fennel (seeds), Curry leaves, Mint, Nutmeg, Black pepper, Chili pepper, Allspice, Vanilla, Ginger. And it can accompany dishes such as duck, custard, fruit desserts, pork, mango, soups, fish dishes, chicken, sauté, syrups.