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Useful part of Badian
In the brilliant star anise seeds contain fatty oil and essential oil, tannins, sugar, resin, tannin, Comedy, extractives, terpenes, malic acid and other organic acids, mineral salts. From seeds in the dry distillation of essential oil obtained is easily soluble in alcohol with a yellow color, sweet spicy flavor and pleasant aroma. Composition of the essential substances of this oil is close to anise, the main component of which is anethole, possesses antispasmodic properties.
Medicinal properties and flavor of the star anise has long been known to the inhabitants of the East and widely used by them in cooking and traditional
Contraindications to the use of star anise
With caution to the use of star anise should be treated people with a predisposition to allergic reactions. It is also not indicated for epilepsy and increased nervous excitability. Pure essential oil of anise can be applied directly to the skin, as it can cause a burn. Star anise is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation.