Star Anise

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Illicium Verum

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Star Anise fruit is anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic and a diurectic. Hence widely used in flatulence or gas like conditions.

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
Star Anise is a major ingredient in Chinese Dishes for flavoring meat, veggies, curries, confectionaries and for pickling purposes. The oil of Star Anise is used to flavor bakery products, soft drinks and liquors. Also used in perfumery.

GLOSSARY :
English : Star Anise
Tamil : Anashuppu
Malayalam : Takkolam
Telugu : Anaspuvu
Hindi : Anasphal
Bengali : Chakro Phool / Guamouri
Marathi : Badian
Oriya : Anasphul
Urudu : Badyani

 

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