Five reasons to include Star Anise in your diet
Star Anise (Illicium verum) often confused with Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum) as both share similarities in their names, flavour and aroma, however, not exactly identical in their properties and they are unrelated.
Star Anise has been used in Persian and Chinese herbal medicines and cooking for centuries due to its amazing health benefits and this is why you should include it in your diet:
1- Star anise is a source of shikimic acid which is a compound with strong antiviral qualities and frequently used in flu medications. Pharmaceutical industry use it for their new product developments in fighting new types of flu.
2- It can reduce the growth of bacteria in a variety of common illnesses and can even be used as an effective antibiotics.
3-Star anise has strong anti fungal benefits which may suppress cell wall and bio film formations of infectious fungi in humans.
4- It has relaxant properties helping you to remain calm. It is known to bring positive energy from its aroma and flavour.
5- It is beneficial for digestive system and the respiratory systems.
Both Xachoh Blend No. 5 and No. 7 contain real distilled star anise (not flavourings nor extract but the real thing)!