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Illicium verum - Star Anise

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Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantIrritatingSpice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Star-anise is the source of a culinary spice and reportedly has medicinal uses. Foliage and stems have delightful anise odor that reminds of root beer with hints of licorice. Not only does this spice shine in the kitchen, but it has amazing health benefits. It contains shikimic acid, which is a vital component of the influenza-fighting drug Tamiflu! It boasts with antioxidants and vitamin A and C, which help to fight free radicals responsible for premature aging and diabetes. The oil derived from this plant contains thymol, terpineol and anethole, which is used to treat cough and flu. In addition, drinking Star Anise tea will help digestive issues such as bloating, gas, indigestion, constipation and nausea. It is one of the main ingredients of Masala Chai and Vietnamese noodle soup Pho.
The plants we have in stock are grown from seeds from Belize and Guatemala, and to the best of our knowledge are species of the the True Anise.
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