A Haitian Treasure Profile: Anis (Star Anise)

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Anis: Pimpinella anisum

General uses: for cooking (very sweet and aromatic nature), making alcohol, and natural medicine.

Medicinal uses: improves gastrointestinal problems, stimulates lactation (phytoestrogen), treats menstrual cramps.

What makes anis a Haitian treasure?
It is used in yummy treats like akasan and kremas. It is commonly known to treat nausea and vomiting.

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The "Haitian Treasures" series explores the magnificent benefits and uses of Haiti's natural resources, which I call "Haitian Treasures" because they are truly national gems.  Naïka in Balance is the premiere source for information on healing herbs used by Haitians. In this series, I explore the tie between Haiti's natural resources and natural, traditional, and holistic healing.

Learn about other Haitian Treasures explored on this blog here!

The two most popular Haitian Treasures on this blog are:

Castor oil/l'huile palma christi
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Naika, the writer of this blog, has a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture as of June 2017. Please do not take the information presented on this blog, as medical advice, without consulting your certified health care practitioner. Knowledge is power and your health is your wealth!