Illicium Verum (Star Anese)

Biological Name:

Illicium verum





Other Names:

Anasphal, Anasapurvem, Anasuppan, Aniseed Stars, Anisi Stellati Fructus, Ba Jiao Hui, Badiana, Badiane, Bajiao, Chinese Anise, Chinese Star Anese, Eight-Horned Anise, Eight Horns.



Star anise is an aromatic evergreen shrub or arboreal species native to the forests of Southeast Asia (south of China and Vietnam).


Additional Info:

Aromatic, Carminative, Stomachic, Stimulant, Diuretic, Expectorant.

Elements Applied:


Active Components:

Prenylated C compounds, lignans, sesquiter-penes, and flavonoids, α-pinene, β-pinene, myrcene, α-phellandrene limonene, γ-terpineol, linalool, α-terpineol, estragole, trans-anethole, α-cubebene carryophyllene oxide.


Used for:

  • Useful in digestive tract problems, upset stomach, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, flatulence, spasmodic pains and dysentery.
  • Useful in respiratory tract infections, Cough Bronchitis, Lung inflammation, asthma, arthritis.
  • Helps in increasing the flow of breast milk, promoting menstruation and easing child birth.
  • Star anise is also used for increasing sexual drive, libido and treating symptoms of male menopause.
  • In foods and beverages, star anise is considered a culinary spice; both the seed and oil are used as flavoring.



3-5 grams (3-5 masha) per day

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