Star anise or star anise



A small evergreen wild plant cultivated in China and Indochina. It is not found in Russia as a wild plant; it is cultivated in Abkhazia, on the Black Sea coast. The fruit is a complex leaflet in the form of a six-eight-pointed star (hence the name – star anise).

Seeds and roots are used for medicinal purposes. In everyday life – as a spice, and in scientific medicine – to improve the taste of medicines; it is included in the composition of breast teas.

In folk medicine, star anise products are used for abdominal pain, fever, malaria, plague and epilepsy (decoction of seeds or oil from them), also for worms (skin from the root).


Decoction 1 (for worms): brew 2 teaspoons of the root in a glass of boiling water and take on an empty stomach 1 tbsp. spoon until roundworms come out.

Decoction 2: brew 4 teaspoons of the root in a glass of boiling water; insist 2 hours in a warm place and take 2-3 tbsp. spoons 3 times every day.

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