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Star Anise

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What other names is Star Anise known by?

Anis de Chine, Anís Estrellado, Anis Étoilé, Anis Étoilé Chinois, Aniseed Stars, Anisi Stellati Fructus, Ba Jiao Hui, Badiana, Badiane, Badiane de Chine, Bajiao, Chinese Anise, Chinese Star Anise, Eight-Horned Anise, Eight Horns, Illicium, Illicium verum.

What is Star Anise?

Star anise is an herb. The seed and oil are used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Cough, gas (flatulence), loss of appetite, menstrual disorders, lung swelling (inflammation), upset stomach, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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