Benefits of Star Anise
Star anise is a great digestive aid
Star anise also gets its distinctive sweet licorice flavor from a chemical compound called anethole. The anethole is helpful for digestion and improves symptoms of colic in babies and irritable bowel syndrome in adults. It is thought to activate enzymes within the body to improve the digestive process of proteins and fats. In this way it reduces gas and bloating and improves nutritional absorption.