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Organic Star Anise

Organic Star Anise

Illicium verum

Botanical Properties

Formed of eight branches, star anise is the fruit of the Badanier tree. This tree belongs to the Schisandraceae family. Its fruit is harvested whilst green, and is then browned in the sun: this gives them their characteristic reddy brown colour.

Origin and history

Originating in Asia, the Chinese named this fruit “eight horned fennel” because of the form of the follicle. 85% of production worldwide comes from China. Its smell is stronger and more powerful than green anise. In traditional medicine, star anise is used for its stomachic properties. Due to its flavour, it is also frequently used in Asian and oriental cuisines, where it is a component of the famous “Chinese five spice”, and also is used to make anise liqueurs.

Organoleptic properties

aspect: liquid

colour: colourless

odour: herby, fresh, powerful aniseed smell

Distilled parts: Fruits

Country of origin: Vietnam


Principal biochemical constituents: trans anethole

Allergenic molecules naturally occurring within this essential oil: limonene, linalool.

Certain natural components within this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


  • antispasmodic
  • stimulant tonic
  • digestive
  • oestrogenic
  • appetite inducing
  • carminative
  • expectorant


Star anise essential oil is a highly effective weapon against all troubles linked to the gut and digestion: anorexia, slow digestion, bloating, gassiness, nausea, colitis, flatulence etc. We also recommend it when dealing with respiratory problems: colds, sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma etc. Additionally, its legendary aroma will top off any dish.



Please consult a doctor before any therapy or treatment is taken orally. Note that this is a powerful essential oil, and should only be used by those with good knowledge of aromatherapy.

Oral administration: -------

On the skin: Mix 2 drops of star anise essential oil with 20 drops of a vegetable oil such as our organic sweet almond oil. Softly massage into the lower belly twice a day if suffering from intestinal spasms.

By diffusion: By diffusing this oil, this product will be effective against spasmodic coughs, colds, and bronchitis.

Possible synergies

Coughs: pine, lavender

Energetic values and synergies

Star anise essential oil is linked to the Svadhisthana chakra, found at the navel and associated with the colour orange. Linked to the symbolism of the number 8 by its morphology, star anise will spread happiness around you. It promotes expression and creativity. In synergy: ginger, tropical basil


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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