Star anise is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A and C, which help fight free radicals that are responsible for early ageing and diabetes.
The oil produced from star anise contains thymol, terpineol and anethole, which is used for treating cough and flu.
Anise also helps improve digestion, alleviate cramps and reduce nausea.
Consuming star anise tea after meals helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation. Anise is one of the main ingredients in your favourite masala chai also.