Illicium verum (Chinese)
Small: 3x4 sized pouch
approximate serving size : 12 to 15 servings
Large: 5x7 pouch
approximate serving size : 80 - 84 servings
Aides with: flu symptoms, digestive issues, viral, fungal and bacterial infections
Star Anise (Illicium verum) is actually the hard pericarp of the fruit of the star anise tree, native to Southeast Asia and parts of China. This hardened fruit can be ground into a valuable powder to be used as a spice or even used whole in certain preparations and dishes.
-Star Anise spice is highly desired due to its active chemical compounds, particularly those found in Star Anise oil. This herb also contains a compound called shikimic acid, which is a very important part of anti-influenza medications around the world. Extracting and processing this acid takes an entire year, so the cost of this herb is largely determined by the global demand for influenza medications.
-The antibacterial effects of star anise are widely researched and well known, and this spice has been used to treat bacterial infections of the stomach and other parts of the body for centuries. Perhaps most importantly, this spice appears to be effective against several antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, making it very valuable to the pharmaceutical industry.
-Most notably, this spice has powerful anti-fungal properties and has been a trusted natural remedy for a huge host of fungal infections, including Athlete’s foot, ringworm, Candida and other common strains. While most fungal infections are relatively harmless, a regular dosage of Star Anise can give your immune system the necessary boost against these pathogens.
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