5 Homemade Anise Remedies Worth Knowing About

· April 27, 2018
Even if you just make an anise tea as is or by mixing in other medicinal herbs, anise can help our digestive help and even relieve headaches

Anise has detoxifying, carminative and antispasmodic properties that are often used to treat digestive problems. Additionally, anise balances the appetite, reduces nervousness and improves taking control of swelling which in turn ease headaches.

Many people most likely have not tried anise. So, below are 5 ways to use it as a homemade remedy. Take note of the following!

1. Anise Remedy for Indigestion

Indigestion

Anise’s anti-inflammatory and carminative properties help indigestion from overeating. Its active ingredients prevent gases from building up in the intestine, thus, reducing abdominal bloating and the feeling of indigestion.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of anise seeds (5 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Preparation

  • Add the anise seeds to the cup of boiling water.
  • Cover and let it cool for 10 minutes, then strain.

Consumption

  • Drink the tea 30 minutes after eating irritating foods or a big meal.
  • Optionally, you can drink it during mid-morning at least 3 times a week.

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2. Flatulence remedy

Anise’s carminative effect is a great solution for uncomfortable and reoccurring flatulence. Consuming anise every once in while reduces gas formation and improves digestion, preventing food from fermenting in the intestines.


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of crushed anise (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Preparation

  • Add the anise to the cup of water and bring it to a boil on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, turn off the heat and cover, let it to cool for 10 minutes.

Consumption

  • Drink up to 2 cups of anise tea each day.

3. Headache remedy

Headache

Anise can help soothe headaches caused by stress or nervous episodes through its pain-relieving effect.

Its sedative affect soothes the nervous system and reduces tension.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of star anise (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

Preparation

  • Add the star anise to a cup of boiling water and cover.
  • Let it to cool for 10 minutes and then strain.

Consumption

  • Drink the tea when having a headache.
  • If needed, drink twice a day.

4. Hiccup remedy

Hiccups can be very uncomfortable and occur when the diaphragm has sudden and involuntary movements. Many people say there’s no cure for hiccups but traditional remedies were used such as the one below.

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon of anise (2 g)
  • ½ cup of water (125 ml)

Preparation

  • Crush the anise.

Consumption

  • Eat the crushed anise and immediately drink water afterwards.

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5. Kidney cleansing remedy

Kidney

You can make a detoxifying and anti-inflammatory beverage by combining anise with other medicinal plants .  This beverage is great for improving kidney function. Its diuretic effect increases urine production and helps the kidneys eliminate toxins and heavy metals. Likewise, anise reduces the risk of having kidney stones and helps remove bacteria that cause urinary infections.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of green anise (5 g)
  • 5 dried mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel (5 g)

Preparation

  • Heat up the water until it gets to a boil, lower the heat and add the herbs.
  • Cover and let it heat for 3 minutes.
  • Afterwards, let it cool to room temperature, it can take up to 10 or 15 minutes.
  • Strain when it’s cool enough to drink.

Consumption

  • Drink after breakfast and lunch.
  • Have the tea at least 3 times a week.

Did you know about all of the ways you can use anise? If you still haven’t tried anise, make sure to grab some at your local natural-foods market and keep at hand.