Herbal Information for Orgranic Star Anise in Whole Form
Common Name: Star Anise
Botanical Name: Illicium verum fruit
Channels/Meridians: Liver, Kidney, Spleen, Stomach
Other Names: Chinese Anise, Anise, Fructus Illicii Veri,
Pin Yin Name: Ba Jiao Hui Xiang
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 1 pound
Form: Whole Form
Dosage: Follow doctors instructions on how to use this herb.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not give to children under the age of 12. Do not confuse with Japanese star anise as that one is poisonous.
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Benefits of Star Anise
Although Star Anise has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, it is relatively new to pharmacology and up until now has been used mostly as a cooking spice. Its licorice-like flavor is popular in candies. Star Anise mixes well with fennel, ginger, licorice, allspice, and cinnamon. It is a very pleasant combination for the long winter nights.
Product Properties: Acrid, Warm
Naturally Occurring Chemical Components: d-pinene, I-phellandrene, α-terpineol
Health Benefits of Star Anise
Supports and soothes as an anti-inflammatory, reducing pain and swelling of muscles and joints
Aids in decreasing stress
Aids in Improving restless nights for a more soothing sleep
Enhances and supports digestion
Acts as an anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal
Promotes healthy skin, a supportive anti-microbial agent
Aids in regulating and normalizing blood pressure
Supports the circulatory system
Assists and boosts the musculoskeletal system
Star Anise has a number of powerful phytonutrients such as - flavonoids, lignans, terpenes and phenylpropanoids, anethole, limonene, linalool, quercetin, alpha-pipene, beta-pipene and nerolidol. These compounds to be potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-microbial and free radical scavengers.
Star anise is a small but significant spice that can be both sweet and spicy. For thousands of years Star Anise has been used as a holistic medicine, aiding in improving a wide range of conditions. This spice is loaded with potent phytonutrients that boost digestion, internal organ health while keeping metabolic-type diseases at bay. Just one tablespoon, consisting of 7 grams contains
- Roughly 22 calories
- 1.26 grams of protein
- 3.52 grams of carbohydrates,
- 2 grams of fiber
- 1.12 grams of Fats, a healthy dose of essential monounsaturated fats
- Polyunsaturated fats, omega-3 and omega-6
Additional list of micronutrients:
- vitamin A
- vitamin B1 (thiamin)
- vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- vitamin B3 (niacin)
- vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
- vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
- vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)
- calcium (Ca)
- potassium (K)
- phosphorus (P)
- manganese (Mn)
- magnesium (Mg)
- zinc (Zn)
- iron (Fe)
Nutrients within Star Anise support in fighting oxidative stress, protect tissues, fight inflammation.
The ingredients within Star Anise's essential oils possess properties making them an effective all-natural repellant against several insect species. Insects do not like anethole which is a major compound of star anise essential oil. Such oils have also been used as all-natural pesticides protecting grains and other crops.
Check out our How to Use Bulk Herbs page to see how to use herbs correctly. Our web page is constantly expanding, as of today we have articles on:
- How to make salves, poultice, tinctures, teas, capsules, gargles, and foot bathes
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
Chinese Traditional herbs should be regarded as a supplementary aspect to modern western healthcare, and not as a replacement. Chinese traditional herbs ( Teas ) emphasize harmony, and balance.
Why use Chinese Bulk Herbs?
Traditional Chinese Medicine curative herbal formulas have been developed, improved and perfected for over 5000 years.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient, holistic medical system used all over the world to treat a wide variety of health issues. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) works by helping to balance the bodies’ functions thus restoring health.
As soon as the Chinese people began to carve out a civilization in ancient China it developed a cultural heritage that has continued to the present day. TCM is the oldest and one of the safest, effective systems one can use to care for their body, it promotes health and helps to sustain longevity.
Chinese herbs have been with mankind for 5,000 years and will be with us in the years ahead – it is using nature’s bountiful gifts to have good health.
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