Organic herbal extract
Small trees native to China and Vietnam.
Star Anise is a star-shaped fruit that needs to be picked and dried before it can ripen. Typically, it has 8 points and is known for its culinary applications and medicinal properties.
Especially Important For
Fighting the cold and flu*, aiding indigestion*, inhibiting bacterial growth*, and preventing Type 2 Diabetes.*
Cold and flu buster*
Early aging fighter*
Bloating and indigestion reducer*
Free radical extinguisher*
Blood cell promoter*
Stomach ulcer preventer*
Blood sugar balancer*
Why it's important for overall health
Star Anise is rich in flavonoids and polyphenols. Some of its health-promoting compounds make it a powerful antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial.
The oil in star anise contains thymol, terpineol and antehol, which also makes it a natural flu fighter.
Multiple studies highlight star anise’s antidepressant properties, some suggesting it's as effective at treating depression as prescription medication.
It’s rich in vitamins A and C and fights free radicals responsible for early aging and diabetes. One study suggests it reduces blood sugar by changing key enzyme levels.
It’s a natural digestif. Take after meals to improve digestion and reduce cramping, nausea, and bloating.
Evidence-based claims, or bust
JOURNAL OF THE SAUDI SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Assessment of antimycotoxigenic and antioxidant activity of star anise (Illicium verum) in vitro.
AVICENNA JOURNAL OF PHYTOMEDICINE
Evaluation of antidepressant-like effects of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Pimpinella anisum fruit in mice.
Anxiolytic-like effect of Illicium verum fruit oil, trans-anethole and related compounds in mice.
Trans-anethole, a terpenoid ameliorates hyperglycemia by regulating key enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.
JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL PLANTS RESEARCH
Investigation of the antioxidant activity of Illicium verum extracts.
Anti-oncogenic perspectives of spices/herbs: A comprehensive review.
SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
Anticancer attributes of Illicium verum essential oils against colon cancer.