Star Anise Extract
What is Star Anise (Illicium verum)?
Star anise (Illicium verum), also known as Chinese Star Anise, is a medium-sized evergreen tree native to Vietnam and China that grows star-shaped fruit. The fruit has a flavor that closely resembles anise, although the two plants are not related.
Chinese Star Anise (Illicium verum) should not be confused with Japanese Star Anise (Illicium anisatum), which looks very similar but is extremely poisonous and should not be supplemented or consumed under any circumstances.
Star Anise (Illicium verum) Benefits
Star anise (Illicium verum) has a range of health benefits and is commonly used as a flavoring and spice. It is rich in antioxidants, is heart-healthy, aids digestion and sleep, and supports women's health.†
- Rich in antioxidants
- Heart healthy†
- Helps digestion†
- Supports women's health†
- Aids healthy sleep†