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Star Anise | Illicium verum

Regular price $3.25 USD
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Welcome! You will receive a sealed bag of natural anise (Illicium verum). No pesticides or other chemicals are used!

Star anise is harvested from an evergreen tree from the Magnolia family that takes approximately 15 years to produce seeds. It is native to China and Vietnam. Today, star anise is used in cooking and skincare products.

Anise was used to make liquor in Egypt. It gets its name due to the shape looking similar to a star. Anise was used in jams and syrups in 16th-century Europe.


Latin name: Illicium verum

Family: Magnolia

Other names: Sweet Cumin, Anisi Fructose, Swamp Star, Badian


Products are for recreational purposes only. They are not intended to replace a doctor's professional medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. 

Physical Properties

Modern pharmacology research has shown that its crude extracts and active chemicals have a wide range of pharmacological functions, particularly antibacterial, antioxidant, insecticidal, analgesic, sedative, and convulsive properties. Furthermore, it is a large source of shikimic acid, a key element of the antiflu medication (Tamiflu).

Metaphysical Properties

Represents: Money, Love, Health, Visions, Dreams, Luck
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Mercury, Jupiter
Element: Air
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Deity: Apollo

How to use it?

Use anise in sachets and put them under your pillow to keep away nightmares. Make an herbal blend with anise to protect a room from spirits.

Care Instructions

Please ensure dried products are stored in a sealed, airtight container, preferably in the dark, such as in a cabinet or desk.

Do not allow moisture to gather in the container, as this can cause the product to mold.


Products will be shipped in resealable, plastic bags, with a label displaying the name of the product.