The use of oil , anise seeds ( stellate )


1. Description

2. Composition

3. Useful properties of anise

4. Application anise culinary

5. Contraindications to the useanise

Anis - a plant whose medicinal properties have been known since the time of Hippocrates and Avicenna.Since ancient times, anise was used as a spice.


Anise is an annual plant of the family Umbelliferae.Anise height is approximately 50 centimeters.In Greece, the plant grows wild in other countries cultivated plant.It is known that ordinary anise grown in ancient Greece in the first century BC.Today, the plant is cultivated all over the world, but particularly popular anise and anise star-shaped common in Southeast Asia, Egypt, South Europe.

roots, the ground portion and the seeds are used for medicinal purposes.Collect the plant during flowering, the fruit is not yet fully matured.Cut off the stalks with inflorescences dried in a dark place.In autumn dig up the roots of the plant.

Composition The chemical composition o

f star anise and anise is an interesting and unique.The composition of a plant affects its useful properties.The anise seed contains 4-23% vegetable fat, about 3% of carbohydrates, 18% protein.In addition, the composition of anise seed includes essential fatty acid, furfural, sugar, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, vitamin B1, folic acid, vitamin B6, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin, sodium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium,copper, zinc, iron and manganese.

The seeds of anise contains about 3% essential oil.The oil of anise contain anethole about 90%, which gives it a characteristic aroma, 10% methyl chavicol, anisic acid, anisic aldehyde and ketone.

Calorie-anise and anise star-is 337 kcal per 100 grams of product.

Useful properties of anise Anise ordinary

in folk medicine used as a drug that has expectorant, disinfectant, analgesic, diaphoretic, antipyretic properties.Its use allows to improve intestinal motility, secretory function of the gastrointestinal tract, and respiratory tract.An integral component of modern laxatives, sweatshops, thoracic, gastric fees are anise seeds.

Thanks to the beneficial properties of the rich and the chemical composition of the plant is widely used in food, alcoholic beverage, perfumery industry.

prepared decoction of the seeds is widely used for the treatment of inflammatory processes occurring in the gastrointestinal tract, for stomach bleeding, intestinal cramps, constipation, flatulence, painful menstruation, in cases of violation of the menstrual cycle, as well as an aid to improve digestion.Breastfeeding mothers use the broth to improve lactation.

In folk medicine, it is recommended to improve liver and pancreas to use the infusion made from the stems and seeds of anise.This infusion provides effective therapeutic effect in bronchitis, cough, asthma, tracheitis, pneumonia, laryngitis.Properties anise and anise star-promote liquefaction of sputum, and therefore they are often used in the treatment of whooping cough in children.A decoction of anise seeds, mixed with egg white, used for burns.

anise oil is a yellowish liquid which has a nice spicy-sweet flavor.The oil of anise is part of the droplets from coughing, thoracic elixirs.Means acts effectively in the treatment of sore throats, colds, bronchitis, flu.The smell of anise oil can not stand insects, so it is used as an effective tool in the fight against bedbugs, mosquitoes, flies, lice.

To improve cardiac function are recommended fees, which include the root of anise.

Application anise culinary

In cooking, the fruit is used as a spice.Add fruit plants pastries, jams, canned fruit, gravy, sauces for meat, vegetable dishes.

Anise ordinary, anise star-shaped form the basis for the preparation of absinthe, sambuca, arak, putty and other beverages.As a flavoring component it is added to the tea.Anise oil has been used in bakery, confectionery, fish, meat production, soap making.

Contraindications to the use of anise

Eat anise, as well as medicinal preparations based on it, is prohibited in ulcerative colitis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, hyperacidity of gastric juice, pregnant women and children up to 12 years.With prolonged use it can be observed the occurrence of allergic reactions.

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