Star anise, comes from the star anise plant as a dried fruit (Illicium verum), used mostly as a spice and source of pharmaceutical chemicals.
The house plant is local to the southeastern part of India, China, and Vietnam. The flavor and uses of the fruit are like those of anise (Pimpinella anisum), to which is it is irrelevant.
The unstable, aromatic essential oil is commonly used for flavoring culinary, candies, liqueurs, and perfumes.
In the medical industry, star anise is a major source of shikimic acid, which is used in the synthesis of the anti-infection treatment oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
The fruit takes its name from the starlike arrangement of its carpels around a central axis.
The dried fruit is about 0.25 to 0.5 cm (0.1 to 0.2 inches) in diameter; individual carpels are usually about 1 cm in length and contain a single seed.
Dried carpels are hard, rough, and reddish-brown; the seeds are smooth, lustrous, and light brown.
The dried fruit’s essential oil content is about 3 percent, and its principal component is anethole.
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Use And Benefits Of Star Anise
- Star anise has many medical benefits such as it may boost immunity, control sugar level, and weight-related health issues.
- Star anise is very useful for the woman during the menstrual cycle as it reduces pain.
- Star anise is used as a remedy to cure some pre-stage cancer such as breast cancer and skin cancer.