Your antiviral arsenal won’t be complete until you’ve added this licorice-like aromatic oil to it. Star Anise essential oil can be diffused in the air to help kill viruses.
Star anise contains a potent antiviral substance known as shikimic acid, which the pharmaceutical industry synthesized to create flu drugs.
Star Anise essential oil has many beneficial properties some of which include:
The antiviral benefits of star anise essential oil have been tested against almost 70 strains of drug-resistant bacteria. According to a study appearing in the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, shikimic acid’s antiviral benefits can help boost immune system function, allowing it to fight off potential viruses more effectively.
Supports Healthy Digestion and Immune System Function
When the digestive tract is healthy, natural probiotic production goes up, strengthening the immune system which helps to prevent colds, flu and viruses
Supports the nervous system, relieving stress and anxiety