Organic Star Anise Pods, Whole (Illicium verum)
Botanical Name: Illicium verum
Common Names: Chinese anise, Star Anise
Indigenous to China, Illicium verum is a small tree with aromatic, star-shaped fruits. Star anise is often used in culinary applications and is a traditional ingredient in Chinese five spice blends. Star anise pods have a stronger flavor than anise seed and are considered warming. They can be added to infusions, mulled wine, herbal syrups, and liqueurs. Anise star pods are also employed in tincturing and homemade mouthwashes.
The whole dried fruits can be added directly to cooking. Small amounts are recommended. Anise star pods are a powerful spice. The herb should be stored in a tightly sealed container in a dark, cool place. The tea is quite strong and only moderate amounts will be needed. May also be taken as a capsule or extract.
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