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Star anise, star aniseed or Chinese star anise, is a spice that closely resembles aniseed in flavour, obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of Illicium verum, a small native evergreen tree of southwest China. The star shaped fruits are harvested before they ripen, and are then sun dried. It is widely used in Chinese, Indian and Indonesian cuisines. Anise is widely grown for commercial use in China, India, and most other countries in Asia. Star anise is an ingredient of the traditional five-spice powder of Chinese cooking. It is also one of the ingredients used to make the broth for the Vietnamese noodle soup called phô. It is used as a spice in preperation of Biryani in Andhrapradesh a south Indian State.

Name: Anise oil, Star, China
Species: Illicium verum Hooker fil., fam. Magnoliaceae (Illiciaceae)
Part: Fruit
Method: Steam Distillation
Country: China

Description: A small to medium evergreen tree of the magnolia family.The fruits are harvested before they ripen, then sun dried. It is, as the name suggests, star shaped, radiating between five and ten pointed boat-shaped sections, about eight on average. Tough skinned and rust coloured, they measure up to 3 cm long.

Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid.

Common Uses: Anise Star Essential Oil has carminative, stomachic, stimulant and diuretic properties. In the East it is used to combat colic and rheumatism.

Consistency: Light

Note: Top

Strength of Aroma: Strong

Blends well with: Lavender, Pine, Orange, Rosewood, Clove, and Cinnamon.

Aromatic Scent: Anise Star has a powerful and licorice-like scent.

Essential oils in sizes 30 ml or larger are not packed with dropper lids.





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