Star anise can be used to combat flu, colic, gastritis, enteritis, gas, gastrointestinal spasms, coughs, bronchitis, as a calming and expectorant effect. What sets starry apart from other “anises” is its rich concentration of anethole.
You can combine these two beneficial ingredients in a delicious fennel tea with star anise. Know the recipe:
Fennel tea with star anise
- 600 milliliters of water;
- 1 tablespoon of fennel;
- 1 tablespoon of orange peel zest;
- Star anise to taste;
- Sweetener to taste.
In a kettle, heat the water to a boil. Add fennel seeds, orange peel and anise. Boil for 3 minutes, turn off the heat, cover and let it steep for 15 minutes. Sweeten and serve very hot.