Star Anise Health Properties

Star anise

Star anise is the star-shaped fruit of an evergreen plant known scientifically as Illicium verum. Originating in southern China, star anise has a licorice- or anise-like flavor, although it is not related to the true anise plants native to the Mediterranean basin and Middle East. Traditionally used as a spice and also as a healing herb, star anise appears to have medicinal properties that endow it with significant health benefits.

Why dieting doesn’t usually work

In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they’re 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.

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The Power of Chai

Chai Tea Benefits
Chai tea is a traditional Indian tea that has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine to cure many ailments and strengthen the immune system. This tea is made from strong black or green tea mixed with herbs and spices.
Depending on the mixture that is brewed, there are various benefits of drinking Chai tea; however, all of the concoctions share some common benefits. Continue reading →