Star anise is classified as a flower plant and is assigned to the genus Schisandra. Ripe dried grains are used as spices. They can be whole or ground. European and Asian chefs use the seasoning to prepare meat dishes, pastries and sauces.
Evergreen vegetation bears fruit already in the fifth year of its development. Dried grains of a dark brown hue contain a large amount of salt, minerals and bioactive components. Vitamin groups B, A, C and PP endowed star anise with benefits and healing characteristics. The positive effect of spices on the human system is manifested in:
- adjustment of the gastrointestinal tract;
- increased appetite;
- reduction of gas formation;
- urinary effect;
- optimization of the nervous component of the body;
- normalization of the endocrine region;
- strengthening immunity;
- general strengthening action.
Star anise is beneficial for breastfeeding women. They contribute to the increase in the volume of milk and the establishment of the female cycle. The seed removes bad smell from the mouth and helps men suffering from impotence. Decoctions and teas from star anise accelerate the healing process for colds and SARS. When washing the nose and throat with a spicy solution, a significant improvement in the condition of the mucous membranes was noticed. The plant is also used in the form of tinctures and inhalations.
Acquisition and application
Star anise is widely used in cooking, confectionery, medicine and perfumery. Sweetish fruits have a positive effect on the human body in whatever form they are used. In Ukraine, wholesale and retail sales of spices are handled by a large trading platform of the Spice Bank. It is here that you can buy high-quality seasonings and ingredients at the best price. Most Ukrainian restaurants and cafes have long appreciated the reliability and priority of cooperation with our online store.