Type: Herbs & Spices
Origin: Product of Vietnam
Star anise contains thymol, terpineol and anethole, which is used for treating cough and flu. Anise also helps improve digestion, alleviate cramps and reduce nausea. Consuming star anise also helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation.
How to use:
Star anise, named after both its beautiful shape and its aniseed flavour, is a popular ingredient in Eastern Chinese cuisine (among others), where it is lauded for its medicinal benefits. Best added to slow cooked stocks and braises and removed before serving.