Anise - bronchi cleanser, breath freshener, cellulite killer...

Family of Apiaceae, which includes anise, has several members of very curative characteristics: angelica, fennel, celery, parsley, dill, coriander, cumin. All are used in the kitchen as a powerful spices because all of these herbs contain essential oils that smell very pleasant.

The essential oil of anise contains between 80% and 90% of anethole, a substance that makes the breathing easier and encourages discharge of mucus from the lungs. Anise is very friendly and efficient remedy for cough, bronchitis and asthma. Honey mixed with essential oils of anise is recommended for children as it is tasty and the kids like to drink it.

In addition to effects on the respiratory organs, anise facilitates digestion, removes gases and bloating. Combined with chamomile and flax seeds is recommended to those who suffer from constipation. Anise, fennel and cumin stimulate lactation, so doctors advise nursing mothers to drink half a liter of anise tea a day. This tea has multiple benefits as, in addition to increasing the amount of milk, eases baby cramps, because spasmolitic ingredients from anise are transmitted through milk.

Thanks to its pleasant smell, but also antibacterial and anti-fungal activities, essential oil of anise is a common ingredient in mouthwash.. Anise is recommended for treatment of sore throat combined with sage and black marshmallow, and snacking fresh seeds is recommended for people who suffer from bad breath, caused by disorders of the digestive organs.

Anise seeds are known to have many health benefits
Anise seeds
Three decades ago, scientists noticed that anise contains fitoestogene substance, which is why this plant is recommended for women in menopause. In combination with St. John's wort and yarrow can also be used against painful menstruation. Anise is probably the best herbal solution against sexual desire disorder for women. Although it contains substances that act like the female hormone estrogen, anise also strengthens the sexual desire of men, and in combination with celery serves to increase potency.

Like other plants in the family of Apiaceae, especially carrots and angelica, anise also helps people who suffer from psoriasis. It is also a very effective herb for cellulite removal. If you find a product that contains the extract of anise, you can be sure that it is probably effective.

Anise is a very safe and medicinal herb. However, do not use it during pregnancy or if you are taking medicines that contain iron.

Tea mixture against the hacking cough and for the ejection of the accumulated mucus from the lungs:

  • Anise (Pimpinella anisum) 1000g
  • Plantain (Plantago major) 100g
  • Wild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) 100g
Mix up all the herbs. Pour 200 ml of boiling water over two teaspoons of this mixture. Stir, cover and leave for half an hour. Strain and drink, optionally sweetened with a little honey, half an hour after meals - three times a day.

Tea mixture against the heart problems caused by the accumulation of air in the digestive organs:

  • Anise (Pimpinella anisum) 100g
  • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) 100g
  • Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) 50g
  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) 50g

Mix up all the herbs. Pour 600 ml of boiling water over three tablespoons of this mixture. Stir, cover and leave for half an hour. Strain and drink 200 ml of unsweetened tea, half an hour before meals - three times a day.

Anti-cellulite massage oil:

  • 200 ml of almond oil
  • 40 drops of essential oil of anise
  • 20 drops of essential oil of sage
  • 10 drops of essential oil of lemon

Combine all ingredients, mix well and store in a clean dark place at room temperature. Massage the critical areas every night after showering.
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