English - Star anise
Hindi - Badiyan khataie, Anasphal
Marathi - Badiyan anasphal
Gujrati - Badiyan, Asphal
Bengali - Anasphal
Latin - Illicium verum, Illicium anisatum
The fruit of star anise is sweet, stimulant, peptic, purgative, expectorant and anodyne. Its use checks vatta disorders. It passes the urine out easily. Its excessive use becomes the cause of vomiting and unconsciousness. Star anise’s fruit is useful for the treatment of indigestion, fever, diarrhoea, dysentery, flatulence, catarrh and cough. The powder of its fruits is valuable to end indigestion and dyspepsia for vegetarian person.