Anise seeds have been known for their various health benefits and licorice flavor. They have been used for aiding healthy digestion and combating certain infections. You can enjoy this spice by adding few seeds in your food. It is extensively used in curries, bread, soup, desserts etc. Find out various nutritious benefits of using anise seeds as a flavoring condiment in your dishes.
Studies have shown that Anise seeds oil is toxic to mosquito larvae and could be effective against controlling vector-borne disease carrying agents. According to the research conducted at Akdeniz University, essential oils of herbs like anise seeds are highly efficient against mosquitoes.
Besides mosquitoes, Anise seeds have been effective against flying pests as well and are considered as a natural, Eco-friendly wasp control measure.
Helps in Fighting Infections
Anise seeds are found to be resistant to fungus and can be used as a natural anti fungal and anti microbial agents due to their anti-septic properties. They inhibit the growth of fungus, bacteria and yeast and further helps in accelerated healing of wounds. Anise seeds is an ultra powerful weapon against nail and toenail fungus, candida and yeast imbalance.
Due to this anti bacteria and antimicrobial properties, it can be used as an effective mouth wash , fighting off bad breath and oral inflammations.
Provide Relief from Gastric Problems
If you are suffering from gastric problems like indigestion, flatulence, acute chest pains, stomach pains, etc, try using anise seeds as a home remedy that will provide instant relief and prevent any long run health issue.
Being anti-spasmodic in nature, anise seeds are effective against ailments caused by gastric problems.
Boil water and add a teaspoon of aniseed to it. Leave this to infuse overnight. Strain and drink first thing in the morning with a little bit of honey. This cures indigestion and stomach pain.
Promote Heart Health
Anise seeds contain several essential minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and manganese. Potassium helps in regulating our heart rate and blood pressure. Iron and copper essential for the production of red blood cells and prevents the risk of getting iron deficient anemia.
Soothes nervous system
Anise seeds oil is found to have sedative properties which help in calming down epileptic and hysteric attacks. The oil slows down the process of circulation, respiration and nervous response which in turn calms down the nervous system. Anise seeds oil is also effective in sedating convulsions, nervous affliction and hyper reactions and can be used against insomnia.
Provide Relief from Arthritic Pain
Pain arising from rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis can be relieved by using anise seeds oil. It reduces the pain by stimulating blood circulation and reducing sensation of pain in the affected area.
Provides Relief from certain respiratory disorders
If you have cough or phlegm deposited in your lungs and respiratory tracts, try adding anise seeds into your meals. These seeds acts a good expectorant and helps in loosening cough or phlegm deposited in the lungs and thereby bringing relief from heaviness in the chest, breathing problems, asthma, congestion and other respiratory disorders.
Gargling with a tea made of the seeds can also provide relief for sore throat, laryngitis or pharyngitis.
Other Health benefits of Anise seeds includes
• Aniseed causes the body to perspire more and encourages urination thereby helping the body to detoxify by eliminating waste.
• When taken twice a day (morning and night) over a sustained period of time, aniseed powder can reduce cataract in the eyes.
• The fungicidal properties of aniseed can help get rid of and prevent head lice.
• The anethole present in aniseed essential oil improves the production of breast milk.
• Aniseed can also be used as a mouth freshener.