Star Anise

Star AniseIllicium verum

Part used: Fruit

Energetics: Warming, drying, pungent

Actions: Antibacterial. antifungal

Indications: Indigestion, bloating, common cold

Star anise has a distinct liquorice flavour and is often used as a flavour enhancer in classical Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, and Middle Eastern cuisines. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to brew tea than can be ingested to treat respiratory infections, nausea, constipation, and other digestive issues. It has also been found to contain powerful bioactive compounds that may help treat fungal, bacterial, and viral infections such as the common cold [1].

Star anise is found in our Digestive, Masala Chai, Mother Nurture and Spicy Chai Tea.