One of the common and widely used annual plants is an ordinary anise. This is a representative of the celery family, which has been growing on the territory of Lebanon since long ago. Nowadays, the fruits of the plant are considered the most valuable. They are used in the field of medicine, and are popular in popular treatment. In addition, anise is used in the food industry.
Description and chemical composition
The maximum height of the ordinary anise is 60 cm. The higher the plant, the more it branches. The people are compared with dill. An annual plant has 7-15 medium-sized inflorescences similar to radiation umbrellas. Anis blooms ordinary with white small colors. As a result, greenish-gray egg-shaped fruits appear. Flowering time falls on June-July month. Plant fruits have a sweet taste and pleasant spicy aroma. It is from the anise of an ordinary bee that they make magnificent anise honey.
It should be noted that the plant has a unique chemical composition, which contains essential and fatty oil, trace elements such as anneol, methylhavikol, aldehyde, keton and anis acid. The plant also consists of the following components: vitamins, proteins, choline, kumarin.
Ordinary anis is widely used in the food industry. Plant fruits have a calorie content of 337 kcal per 100 g.
Therapeutic properties of the plant
Since ancient times, anise has been used as a universal tool. With the help of drugs made on its basis, you can cure various diseases and improve the overall wellbeing of a person. The main component of anise is essential oil, which has antiinflammatory, analgesic, disinfectant, antipyretic and diaphoretic effects. Using anisebased preparations, you can improve the secretory function of the respiratory tract, establish the digestive tract, stimulate appetite and remove a depressive state.
It is proved that ordinary anis relieves headaches well, eliminates tachycardia, helps to dissolve the stones in the kidneys and stimulate sexual activity. Also, thanks to a specific smell, with the help of anise, people are fighting unwanted insects: mosquitoes, bugs and flies.
The use of anise is shown in the following cases:
You can also take tinctures based on anise in order to enhance the effects of antibiotics.
Contraindications for use
The main advice to all patients is not to selfmedicate. If, nevertheless, the drug based on the anise of the ordinary fell into the hands of the patient, you should carefully study the contraindications and side effects. It is not recommended to use anise to people suffering from diseases of the stomach and having diseases of the mucous membrane of the colon. Also, the product should not be used if a person has a low blood coagulation level. Anisbased drugs are contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women.
The main methods of applying anise
Anis ordinary can be used in the following versions:
When collecting plant fruits, it is very important to correctly determine its species, since often an ordinary anis confuses with other representatives of the flora, which are toxic.