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Star Anise Pods, Chinese (Organic)


Star Anise pods (Organic)

Illicium verum

A different plant than Anise seed, though with similar scent, flavor, actions and applications.  Anise seed pods are more prevalent in Asian and Caribbean cooking. It’s included in the Chinese Five Spice formula. Because its flavor is more potent, especially with extended cooking (such as stewing), it has been found to be mildly stimulating and uplifting. Caribbean traditions include briefly boiling anise seed pods in a gentle, diluted tea form, *to assist with colic in infants.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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