Star Anise

Chinese Star Anise (Illicium Verum) is commonly used in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a digestive aid. It is also used as a food additive and in teas. Caution should be given to purchase Star Anise  from a reputable source as adulteration with Japanese Star Anise (Illicium Anisatum) has caused serious illness.

Chinese Star Anise is included in Health Canada’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Ingredients Monograph as an acceptable medicinal ingredient, and is also recognized as a flavour enhancer.

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