Anise benefites for medicine.
Anise (Anisum), herbaceous annuals Umbelliferae. Homeland anise – Egypt. In southern Europe it was diluted for a long time, and in Russia began to cultivate only in the XIX century. Fruits contain up to 3,2% of essential oils, to 20% fatty oil. Anise oil is a clear, colorless liquid with a peculiar smell, solidifying in the cold, a white crystalline mass.
Anise oil is used as an expectorant, strengthens the function of the digestive tract, breast, has an antiseptic effect. Bronchitis useful to take 2-3 drops of anise oil in 1 teaspoon warm water 4-6 times a day.
Anise seeds are used for infusions and tinctures in alcohol, as shown in inflammatory diseases of upper respiratory tract (mouth, and as inhalation).
In folk medicine, Anise has long been used as a diaphoretic, expectorant. For these purposes, prepare broth: 1 teaspoon of crushed seeds pour 1 cup water, boil for 15-20 minutes, cool and filter. Take 1 / 4 cup before meals 3-4 times a day.
Used to treat burns a mixture of anise with egg white. Tea made from aniseed perfectly calms the nervous system. For headache and neuralgia useful chewing anise seeds.
Anise fruit infusion ordinary treat coughs associated with colds, bronchitis, tracheitis and whooping cough. Prepare infusion as follows: 1 teaspoon of dry raw pour 1 cup boiling water and insist for a half hour, then filter and take 1 / 4 cup 3 times daily before meals. The same infusion rinse the throat with laryngitis, periodontitis, stomatitis, and bad breath.
When inflammation of the mucous membrane of the urethra, most commonly caused by gonorrhea and complicated by inflammation of the prostate, it is recommended to take the fruits of anise extract. His drink 1 / 4 cup 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.
Men to enhance potency recommended continuous application of the ordinary fruits of anise for human consumption.
Infusion of anise fruit perfectly stimulates the release of milk in nursing mothers. His take on the 1 / 4 cup 3 times a day for 30 minutes before meals. Well to extract the fruit with painful menstruation and 1 / 4 cup 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.
Anise is also used as a common expectorant, diaphoretic, antipyretic, mild laxative and carminative, to quench thirst and improve appetite. The most common use of anise infusion in diseases of the respiratory system – laryngitis (disease of the larynx), tracheitis, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, whooping cough in children and other diseases.
Infusion of star anise (1 teaspoon per 200 ml of water) is also used to rinse with inflammation of gums (gingivitis), oral mucosa (stomatitis), tonsillitis and other diseases.
One can not apply the medication anise in pregnancy and people suffering from any chronic disease of the gastro-intestinal tract. The plant is classified as safe when used in appropriate doses for short periods of time.