Star Anise (250g)


250 grams has six to eight points star anise chakri phool

  • Size –  Full flower of each point (carpel) is 1.5 cm long
  • Color – It is dried, turning it a deep brown or rust color
  • Shelf life – 12 months from date of packing
  • Package unit – 1 pack
  • Once opened – Store it in an airtight container, away from sunlight in a cool, dry place
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  • The oil produced from star anise contains thymol, terpineol and anethole, which is used for treating cough and flu
  • Anise also helps improve digestion, alleviate cramps and reduce nausea
  • Consuming star anise tea after meals helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation
  • Star anise is a spice made from the fruit of the Chinese evergreen tree Illicium verum
  • It’s aptly named for the star-shaped pods from which the spice seeds are harvested and has a flavor that is reminiscent of licorice
  • Because of similarities in their flavor and names, star anise is often confused with anise, though the two spices are unrelated
  • Star anise is famed not only for its distinct flavor and culinary applications but also for its medicinal benefits
  • This article reviews the benefits, uses and potential risks of star anise
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