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Star anise

The star anise is well known from Christmas baking. Its taste and scent is similar to the anise, which the star anise owes its name to.

In tea blends, the star anise is not only a great taste giver, but it also has a distinct healing effect on the respiratory and digestive systems. The star anise also works against bacteria.


Main applications: Nerve pain
Medicinal effect:
Areas of application:
scientific name:Illicium verum
Plant family:Star anise family = Schisandraceae
English name:Star anise
Plant parts used:Fruits, seeds
Ingredients:Shikimic acid, essential oils, anethole, anisole, foeniculin, cineol, carvone, tannic acid, limonene, linalool, rutin, saponins, terpenes, safrole, camphene,
Collection time:October


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You can drink the crushed star anise fruits as tea or in tea mixtures against indigestion or coughs. Due to its antibacterial effect, star anise tea can be used as a support for bronchitis, tonsillitis (angina) or inflammation of the digestive system.

You can also drink star anise tea against lumbago because it has a relaxing effect.

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In tea blends, star anise promotes the good taste.

You can chew the shells of the star anise seeds against bad breath. When chewed, the seed coats also aid digestion after heavy meals.

The essential oil can be rubbed on the affected area for toothache.

In the kitchen and Christmas bakery, star anise is used because of its great taste.

The active ingredient shikimic acid is the basis of the flu remedy Tamiflu.

Plant description

The star anise is native to China and Vietnam. In temperate latitudes it only grows in pots or greenhouses because it is not frost-free.

It prefers light, sandy soils that are more acidic. He also likes partial shade or sunny locations.

The star anise tree grows up to 18 m high.

Its leaves are evergreen.

The yellowish flowers with many petals bloom between March and May.

The characteristically shaped, star-shaped seeds ripen in October.