Star Anise Seednourishing, warming, benefits digestion Back To Botanicals
Warming, pungent, aromatic, bitter, and sweet, star anise is a powerful licorice-tasting spice which can expel excess kapha and nourish vata.
Illicium Verum, Shichasandraceae. Star anise is native to Vietnam and entered the spice trade in the 17th century. It’s always been used as a herb to help with digestion and lends itself to both sweet and savory culinary dishes, as well as several liquors.
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