Anise Star, Illicium Verum, is an evergreen tree native to Vietnam and China. The fruit pods and seeds are harvested right before ripening and dried to be used in teas, for culinary function or as a dietary supplement.
This is a great tasting and healthy herb which has a natural licorice-like flavor and a long history of traditional medicinal use in China.
We offer Organically grown Anise Star Pods which still contain the seeds. One or more of these stars can be steeped in hot water, alone or with other herbs, to produce a great-tasting and healthy tea!
Anise Stars are also very good to consume when ground as a dietary supplement. They are very rich in a variety of mineral compounds such as B-6, Calcium, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Manganese, Zinc and Magnesium; Also Vitamin C and Vitamin A are found in this herb.
Traditionally Anise Stars were used in China to aid in Digestion, Breathing difficulty (asthma, bronchitis and coughs), to help Memory, to Balance Hormones, for Skin Health and as a Diuretic.
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