Star Anise (Illicium verum)
Tincture – Liquid Extract
Top Star Anise Benefits:
Fights Viruses and Flu
Digestive Aid and Protection
Stops Growth of Bacteria and Fungi
May Reduce Respiratory Congestion
Eases Menopause Symptoms
Anti-Diabetic – Lowers Blood Sugar
Promotes Bone Health
Heart Health – Regulates Blood Pressure and Circulation
Protects Liver – Detoxifies the Body
Relieves Pain and Inflammation
Anti Cancer Agent
Brain Health and Combat Neurological Disorders
In addition to its strong flavour, star anise is also packed with beneficial compounds that can have a powerful effect on health. A few of the compounds found in this spice include:
Linalool: This naturally occurring terpene alcohol has been shown to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin C: Besides being high in antioxidants, vitamin C supports immune health and protects against infection and disease.
Shikimic acid: Not only this compound a common ingredient in many flu medications, but it may also have potent antibacterial properties as well.
Anethole: Also found in anise seed and fennel, this aromatic compound is believed to help fight off cancer, diabetes and inflammation while preserving brain health.
*Any information given here should not be relied upon as a medical promise, advice, prescription or recommendation.