Mrs Grieve on Anise (Star)
Type of Spiritual Experience
Summary of activity
- Carminative- also known as carminativum (plural carminativa), is an herb or preparation intended to either prevent formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitate the expulsion of said gas, thereby combatting flatulence.
- Diuretic- causing increased passing of urine.
A description of the experience
---Synonyms---Chinese Anise. Aniseed Stars. Badiana.
---Parts Used--Seeds, oil.
Star Anise is so named from the stellate form of its fruit. It is often chewed in small quantities after each meal to promote digestion and sweeten the breath.
---Medicinal Action and Uses---Carminative, stimulant, diuretic.
The fruit is used in the East as a remedy for colic and rheumatism, and in China for seasoning dishes, especially sweets.
The Japanese plant the tree in their temples and on tombs; and use the pounded bark as incense.
The homoeopaths prepare a tincture from the seeds.
The source of the experienceBotanical.com
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