Antispasmodic, carminative and stomachic.
Star anise is an antispasmodic, carminative and stomachic used primarily for the treatment of digestive disorders. With a stimulating action of the endocrine glands it is also used for its galactogogue and balsamic properties.
- Essential oil (5-8%): trans-anethole (80-90%)
- Catechinic tannin and organic acids
Particularly widespread in China, the Philippines and Japan.
Eupeptic, stomachic and carminative action; balsamic and secretolytic. Therapeutic use: dyspepsia, gastrointestinal spasms, bloating; catarrh of the airways.