Badian - fruits of the tree, which are used as spice. Quite a rare seasoning that we use, but no less useful and tasty from this than those we already know. Other names for this seasoning - Chinese, star, Siberian, Indian ship anise. Its smell is reminiscent of anise. The fruits look like big brown stars with seeds inside.
The composition of the badian
If you have ever taken Perthusin Cough Medicine, thentaste of a badian is familiar to you. It is astringent, bittersweet and spicy. Thanks to its fatty and essential oils, proteins, an extract from a bayena and a decoction when coughing out and thin the sputum. For children when coughing the decoction of the badian will be simply indispensable. The anethole in its composition helps the discharge of gases and has antispasmodic properties. And the essential oil can strengthen intestinal peristalsis.
Medicinal properties of a badian
By consuming this spice in small quantities, you will have a stimulating effect on your digestion, relieve spasms in the intestine. Large doses of the child are able to excite the nervous system. But the bath with the addition of oil of a magnolia on the contrary, will calm and strengthen the nervous system. It also has a carminative, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory effect. Will help with loss of appetite and spasmodic pain, indigestion and dysentery, facial paralysis and bad breath, rheumatoid arthritis.
Badyan - strong anti-influenza natural remedy. He will help to return the missing or hoarse voice. Badianov tea will help children with diarrhea and loss of appetite, calm in the period when teeth are cut.
Contraindications in the application of badian
Do not abuse this seasoning during pregnancy, and when there is individual intolerance.
Badian in cooking
Badinis used to make tea and compotes, sauces and sweet dishes. Add to products from the test, in cookies. Used in the preparation of jams of cherries, gooseberries, apples, pears and plums. It is perfect for giving flavors to different mussies, puddings, jelly. It is very good for making cakes made of cherries, and cherry jam, because it is perfectly combined with cherries.
When making jam, it improves its taste, enhances the aroma, gives freshness, and helps to preserve the natural color and high quality of the jam. Thanks to badyanu, jam is not sugared for 3 years. The flavored, spicy, and delicate aroma seasoning to the curd pastes. Star anise is also added in the preparation of gravies and sauces for rice and vegetable dishes, used as a component for marinades.
To prepare a drink that perfectly quenches thirst in the hot season, throw the star anise in boiled water and let it brew for 3 hours.
Rules for the use of badian in cooking
Badian is ground only before using. In dough, it is laid just before baking. For sweet dishes enough - 2 cloves. On the pelvis of jam - 1 star. The excess of the badian can give the dish bitterness. Store it in a dry, dark place in a dense glass container. The main feature of the badian is that it begins to transfer its aroma to the finished product when it is heated. When this aroma comes from the dish, it means your dish is ready, you can get it.
Due to the fact that Tambourine can be widely used in the preparation of various dishes, and at the same time has healing properties, he deserves to take his place on our table.
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