ALL ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Star anise is used primarily in Vietnamese and Chinese cooking. Much like bay leaves are used in Western cuisines, whole stars are used to infuse soups, stews, and braised dishes. Ground star anise is a dominant ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder.
The oil produced from 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 tea after meals helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation.