Idiom of the Day
(one's) hair stands on end
to be frightened or afraid of something
My hair stood on end when I saw the scene of the automobile accident.
Benefits of Star Anise
It is used as a sedative for anxiety nervous afflictions depression anger and stress as well as for symptoms such as insomnia due to its tranquilizing and relaxing effects. This effect is particularly visible when it is used in higher dosages since in very small doses it acts as a stimulant. However the utmost care should be taken while administering it in heavy doses keeping in view its narcotic effects.