Star anise ginger cumin remedy

Digestive disorders is common across all age groups. Starting from an infant with colic to an adult, problems in the digestive system affects all age groups. Bloating, flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, constipation and so on. The problems crop up each day. As common as it is to be affected by one of these problems, the solution is as simple too. Star anise, cumin seeds (Jeera) and dry ginger (sukku) work together in this remedy to relieve gas in the stomach. Instead of OTC medicines, you can try this remedy for instant relief.

Dry ginger – Names in other languages:

  • Scientific name – Zingiber officinale
  • English – Dry ginger
  • Hindi – Sonth
  • Sanskrit – Sunthi
  • Malayalam – Chukku
  • Bengali – Sonth
  • Tamil – Sukku
  • Kannada – Shunti
  • Telugu – Sonti

Star Anise – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Illicium verum
  • English – Star anise
  • Hindi – Anasphal
  • Sanskrit – Thakkolam
  • Malayalam – Takkolam
  • Bengali – Chakro Phool
  • Tamil – Annasi poo
  • Kannada – Kadamba
  • Telugu – Anaspuvu


Cumin seeds – Names in other languages

  • Scientific name – Cuminum cyminum
  • English – Cumin seeds
  • Hindi – Jeera
  • Sanskrit – Jiraka
  • Malayalam – Jeerakam
  • Bengali – Jeera
  • Tamil – Jeeragam
  • Kannada – Jeerige
  • Telugu – Jeelakari

Star anise also has the below health benefits:

It has analgesic and mild sedative properties that can reduce stress, anxiety and promote good sleep.

It can improve digestion, reduce vomiting, nausea and cure flatulence.

It can cure constipation and regulate bowel movement.

Role of dry ginger

Dry ginger also works in curing various digestive disorders. Although fresh ginger is effective, it is more effective in treating respiratory disorders. Dry ginger is more useful when it comes to digestive issues.

Note: There are certain studies that suggest that Japanese star anise has mild levels of toxic substances. Hence, always use Chinese star anise pods for all your recipes.

We are making this remedy in the form of a herbal concoction (kashayam) as it is more effective than a mild tea. Although, if you plan to consume this drink to prevent digestive issues, you can make the same in a teapot which will be mild and you can drink it a few times a week.

Whenever you use star anise, crush the pods and use since that would help to release the oils present in the anise pods. This concoction can work well for all age groups starting from kids of age 10.

Read the detailed recipe here with steps.

Star anise ginger remedy to relieve gas from stomach – Home remedy

  • 4-5 pods Star anise
  • 2 pieces Dry ginger (Known as Sukku in Tamil)
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Known as Jeera in Hindi)
  • 300 ml Water
  1. Use Chinese star anise pods, dry ginger and cumin seeds.
  2. Place all ingredients in a mortar.
  3. Crush all ingredients with a pestle.
  4. Here are the ingredients crushed.
  5. Heat water in a vessel.
  6. Add the crushed ingredients to water. Allow to boil for a few minutes.
  7. Switch off.
  8. Transfer to a cup.


You can drink two cups of this concoction twice a day to cure gas in stomach.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.