Badian: useful properties

Badian: useful properties

Favorite spice by many people was first used in Ancient China and India, however, not as a “flavor”, but for the treatment and prevention of many diseases. Spicy asterisks were introduced to Europe, including our country, in the 16th century and immediately became popular with the general public. Today, star anise is added to essential oils, perfumes, baked goods and drinks, based on which medicinal infusions and decoctions are prepared. On the beneficial properties and application of the badian will be discussed in this post.

80% of the world’s badian’s exports go to China (perhaps that’s why the second name is Chinese anise), star anise is also cultivated in Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and other countries of Southeast Asia, but fans of fragrant stars can be found all over the world . This is not at all surprising, since the spice does not just give the dishes a savory flavor, but also, possessing a unique composition, is characterized by a mass of useful properties.


In the stars of the bayan are polysaccharides, resins, essential oil, tannins, phenols (anethol and safrole), fatty oils, terpenes (alpha-pinene, phellandrene, cymene, limonene, dipenten, Karen), vitamins, micro- and macroelements and other biologically active substances.

Badyan is sufficiently calorie - for every 100 g of product there are 337 kcal.

Medicinal Properties

The list of the beneficial properties of a badian is quite impressive. Chinese anise has:

  • anti-inflammatory,
  • carminative,
  • diuretic,
  • fortifying,
  • toning,
  • expectorant action.

Fragrant stars:

  • increase resistance to stress and infections,
  • normalize the work of the nervous and endocrine systems,
  • stimulates the production of estrogen,
  • helps to normalize the menstrual cycle,
  • relieve pain during menstrual bleeding and PMS.

In addition, the consumption of the badian is recommended for the violation of the gastrointestinal tract.

Recommended use as a painkiller for teething in young children, as well as for poor appetite and diarrhea.

The high effectiveness of the funds, which include the badin, in the treatment of influenza.

During lactation, women should also include badin in their diet, because the spice has a beneficial effect on milk production.


The beneficial properties of the bayan explain the large number of recipes of traditional medicine. Using the products based on stars of Chinese anise, you can win a lot of ailments.

Badin tea when coughing

Chop the asterisks of the star anise. A teaspoon of the mixture pour 1/4 cup boiling water. Insist 10 minutes. After the specified time the drink must be drained. It is recommended to dilute the prepared infusion with boiled water or add to tea, you can add some honey to improve the taste of the drink. Take the tool should be up to 5 times a day.

Prepared according to this recipe and diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 10, an infusion of badian also helps with cramps, fever and abdominal pains. It is highly effective in combating bad breath, as well as an anthelmintic drug.

Expectorant decoction on the basis of badian

A teaspoon of powdered star aniseens filled with a glass of boiling water. Put in a water bath and simmer for half an hour. To enhance the effect of the drink, you can add a teaspoon of chamomile flowers and the same amount of succession. Strain the prepared decoction through gauze folded in several layers or through a strainer. Add a glass of boiling water to the broth. Take with a strong cough and bronchial disease 100 ml three times a day before meals. If you wish to use a badian as a preventive measure, it is not at all necessary to prepare infusions and decoctions. Add spicy asterisks to meat and poultry dishes (at the rate of 1 g per serving), to pastries (one asterisk will be enough for 1, 5 liters of liquid for dough), to jam (Chinese anise is an excellent preservative, the product will last for 2 -3 years).

Badian: contraindications

Chinese anise is fragrant, tasty and healthy, but this spice should not be abused. Overdose can cause severe over-stimulation of the nervous system, and sometimes leads to more sad consequences. The consumption of a bayena, and also a bayanovo essential oil is contraindicated for pregnant women, young children, it is also advisable to limit the consumption of spice, it will be necessary to refuse it in case of individual intolerance.

Perhaps you, dear visitors of our portal, have managed to appreciate the merits of the badian on your own experience. We will be grateful if you share your impression of meeting this fragrant star with readers, leaving a comment under this text.

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