5 Health Benefits Of Star Anise Tea
By: Pinki Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:13 AM
Star anise tea is a delicious warm beverage brewed with the fruit of the star anise tree, which is scientifically known as Illicium verum. This tree is native to Asia, specifically in regions of China and Vietnam. Although many people think the tea is brewed with the seeds of this plant, the star-shaped elements with which you brew your tea are actually the hard pericarps of the tree’s fruit. It is easy to mix up the shape and flavor of star anise with aniseed, but they are distinct species and ingredients in a tea. There are multiple variations of star anise, including one that should solely be used for incense, and can be toxic if consumed.
* Boosts Immune System
This herb has strong antibacterial effects, even on antibiotic-resistant strains of infections, making it a great ally of your immune system.
* Treats Respiratory Conditions
Anti-inflammatory properties help this tea soothe respiratory tissues, soothing sore throats and easing painful coughs.
* Aids in Digestion
A cup of this tea is often consumed after dinner because it is known to speed the digestive process and prevent excess flatulence.
* Prevents Chronic Diseases
The antioxidant content in this tea is impressively high, meaning that it can prevent oxidative stress and lower your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or heart diseases.
* Maintains Hormonal Balance
Affecting both men and women, this tea can increase virility in men, as well as regulate menstruation and lessen menstrual symptoms in women.