Star Anise

Illicium verum is a medium-sized evergreen tree native to northeast Vietnam and southwest China. A spice commonly called star anise, staranise, star anise seed, Chinese star anise, or badiam that closely resembles anise in flavor is obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of the fruit of Illicium verumwhich are harvested just before ripening. Star anise oil is a highly fragrant oil used in cooking, perfumery, soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and skin creams. About 90% of the world’s star anise crop is used for extraction of shikimic acid, a chemical intermediate used in the synthesis of oseltamivir (Tamiflu).

Other benefits and effects of Star Anise:

  • Skin Health
  • Immune System
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Improved digestion
  • Star anise tea is an excellent natural remedy to ease a cough
  • Help women during pregnancy and to new mothers wanting to increase their milk production
  • Treatment for rheumatism and back pain

consult your physician before attempting to heal a serious condition, also if you are on medication such as antidepressants

Star Anise

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In addition to our mixed blends, Bear Blend also features 100% Certified Organic Skullcaps as a smokable herbs. It’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy the benefits of this soothing, healing plant. Pair with Cannabis or Tobacco, or just smoke it by itself!

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