Country of Origin: China; Botanical Name: Illicium verum Hooker fil., fam. Magnoliaceae (Illiciaceae); Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Star Anise has been a staple ingredient in Southeast Asia for centuries due to its medicinal and culinary properties. It has been used to treat an array of issues including creating an uplifting mood, promoting peaceful sleep, relieving digestion and intestinal issues, easing breathing, and relieving flatulence. It is a natural remedy for PMS and menopausal symptoms.
Star Anise benefits include killing off bacteria and fungus, naturally fighting off the flu, boosting heart health, providing a concentrated dose of antioxidants, and keeping blood sugar levels steady. Star anise has been shown to possess powerful antibacterial properties.