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Botanical Name: Illicium verum
Country of Origin: China, Vietnam
A Sweet-Tasting Digestive Aid
If you find yourself feeling the effects of a big meal, star anise might be just what you’ve been wishing for. This aromatic herb is the dried fruit of the Illicium verum Chinese evergreen tree that distinctly tastes of licorice. The sweet spiciness of star anise goes beyond your taste buds, though. Studies have indicated that star anise may help relieve digestive discomfort. Other star anise benefits may include supporting respiratory health and heart health.
Add star anise to your diet for a treat you won’t regret indulging in. Star anise powder is a versatile spice that can be used to sweeten beverages, enhance meat dishes, deepen the flavor of coffee or make pastries and baked goods. The whole star anise dried fruit is effective in the kitchen as well and also makes a delicious herbal tea. While star anise is not related to anise seed, it is has a similar flavor and is generally considered a more potent alternative. Order yours from Penn Herb where we've had quality and service you can trust since 1924.
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