worldwide, it grows up to 60 cm in height. Only the
seeds from the fruit
are used in whole for its oil or ground into a powder.
The fruits are
with short hairs with each fruit containing two dark
seeds with light
The aniseed seeds are often used in confectionery and
used to flavor
food and drinks.
verum (Chinese star anise) should not be confused
with Japanese star
(Illicium lanceolatum), which is poisonous.
Tracheitis or a Mild Asthma Attack reliever:
oil of 4 drops in warm water or regular infusion tea
made from the
seeds or fruits of the plant and drink when
coughs and catarrh chew and swallow up to a dozen
seeds at a time or
infusion tea as needed.
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