Star anise is a liquorice-tasting spice that is used in many Asian and Indian dishes. This spice is also used as a medicinal herb.

Health considerations

Star anise, which comes from the Illicium verum plant, has been used for many years as a herbal remedy for intestinal bloating, gas and as a digestive aid.

May be found in

Liquorice-tasting foods, Asian cuisine, Indian cuisine, Liquor


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Alternative Spellings and Names

Illicium verum, star aniseed, Chinese star anise

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