Latin Name: Illicium Verum
Plant Family: Illiciaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the tree & fruit
A pale yellow liquid with a warm, spicy, extremely sweet, liquorice-like aroma. Turns Yellow Brown with age, has a rich herbaceous earthy body note. Anise star can help everyday aches and pains.
This exotic evergreen tree comes from East Asia and grows up to about thirty feet high. Yellow flowers and star-shaped fruits adorn a white bark. the fruit is distilled in their fresh green state, the oil having a similar though stronger aroma to Aniseed. Anise-Star is derived from Chinese Anise and sometimes referred to as Anise Vert due to its green colouring. There is a Japanese variety called Illicium religiosum which is highly poisonous!
Therapeutic Properties & Uses
Anise Star is Antiseptic, carminative, expectorant, insect repellent and stimulant.
Used for muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colds, colic, cramps, flatulence and indigestion.
Anise Star Essential Oil Safety Data