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Star Anise 50 g


  • Star anise is the seed pod from the fruit of the Illicium verum plant, an evergreen shrub native to Southwest China.
  • The star anise pod, which is shaped like a star (hence its name), has an average of eight points, each containing a single pea-sized seed. Both the seeds and the pod are used in cooking and contain the sweet, potent anise flavor.
  • Star anise is sold whole and ground.
  • The distinctive flavor is derived from anethol, the same oil found in anise seed giving both a licorice taste.
  • Chinese medicine has used star anise for centuries, and Western medicine has recently begun to recognize this spice’s pharmacological and antimicrobial properties. 

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  • Star anise contains shikimic acid, a compound that is found in Tamiflu, a treatment for influenza, and thus the spice has been used to treat coughs and flu-like symptoms.
  • Star anise is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C which help against diabetes and early signs of aging.
  • It has also been shown to improve digestion, reducing bloating and gas, indigestion, and constipation.
  • In recent years, microorganisms have developed multiple drug resistance and causes serious infections. 
  • There is a challenge for the scientists to develop new generation antibiotics which will be able to overcome the crisis.
  • Star anise has a sedative property and may be helpful for people with sleep disorders.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 8 × 2 × 7 cm