Rich in powerful bioactive compounds - all of which contribute significantly to good health.
Star anise has proven to be useful in the medical field to treat a variety of fungal, bacterial and viral infections.
When cooking star anise can be used whole or as a powder.
It is often used in classical Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, especially as a flavor enhancer in broths, soups and curries.
It is known for its presence in the Chinese "5 Spice" and Indian "Garam Masala" blends.
In traditional Chinese medicine and folk medicine, star anise is dipped in water to make a tea used to treat respiratory infections, nausea, constipation and other digestive problems.
Star anise is also a great complement to sweet dishes and desserts such as baked fruit, cakes, flatbread and muffins.
Some of the key health benefits of star anise are:
Together, these compounds can contribute to the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of star anise.
Star anise is rich in a variety of flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds that can contribute to its medicinal performance.