Star anise. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Star anise (Illicium verum)

Properties of star anise

- Expectorant, carminative, stomach tonic, digestive, menstrual regulator functions and favoring lactation.
- Used for indigestion, gastroenteritis, bloating, gastrointestinal spasms.
- Loss of appetite, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, gastroenteritis, flatulence, gastrointestinal spasms. Colds, bronchitis.
- The essence determines an action carminative, stomachic, eupeptic, spasmolytic and antiseptic.
- Use tag: pediculosis.

Contraindications of star anise

- Pregnancy, lactation, hyperestrogenism.
- Do not use with alcoholic content for children younger than two years or with people undergoing alcohol detoxification.

Side effects of start anise

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- At high doses, the essential oil can be toxic, narcotic effects, delirium, convulsions and anesthesia.
There may be danger of poisoning if there is a falsification of star anise by other species: Illicium religiosum (badian of Japan), rich in toxic alkaloids (shikimina, shikimitoxina), with drug action and cardiotoxic.
Always better take into account the amount of alcoholic content of the fluid extract and tincture whether to use this form.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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Index of medicinal plants

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