Star Anise is used to make the active ingredient in oseltamivir (Tamiflu), but it has no proven antiviral activity of its own. Star anise is available under the following different brands and other names: aniseed stars, badian, Chinese anise, and Illicium verum. Star Anise is native to Southern China and Vietnam. Although not compared to anise seeds, it has a similar aroma and taste. The licorice-like flavor of the spice is mellowed by a distinct sweetness. In Chinese cookery, it is added to poultry and is a key ingredient in the Chinese five-spice blend. In India, it is employed mainly in rice dishes like biryani and meat curries. Star anise is either used as a whole or in grounded form.
Currently, star anise is the principal source of shikimic acid used for pharmaceutical product development. Some test-tube research has also explained that the essential oil of star anise may treat other types of viral infections, including herpes simplex type 1 ( 8 ).
- The oil provided by star anise contains thymol, terpineol, and anethole, which is used for treating cough and flu.
- Anise also assists improve digestion, alleviate cramps, and reduce nausea.
- Exhausting star anise tea after meals helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion, and constipation.
- In terms of star anise benefits, the spice is full of antioxidants. And, similar to turmeric, it also has anti-inflammatory properties.
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- Applicable delivery charges will depend upon the delivery method you select, the location of the delivery address, and the size and weight of the products in your order.
|Order Value||Weight||Delivery Charge|
|Over £50.00||Up to 25 KG||Free|
|Over £50.00||25 - 32 KG||£3.89|
|Over £50.00||32 - 38 KG||£7.89|
|Over £50.00||38 - 45 KG||£14.99|
|Less than £50.00||Up to 25 KG||£5.89|
|Less than £50.00||25 - 38 KG||£9.99|
|Less than £50.00||38 - 45 KG||£14.99|
Due to specific handling and our delivery restrictions, we can only deliver up to 45 KG maximum in any order.
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