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Anise Star Essential Oil

  • Anise Star Essential Oil
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Product Description

Anise Star Essential Oil

Botanical name : Illicium verum - Plant Part: Seeds - Extraction Method: Steam Distilled - Country of Origin: China - Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid. - Consistency: Light - Aromatic Scent: Anise Star has a powerful and licorice-like scent. - Strength of Aroma: Strong -


A small to medium evergreen tree of the magnolia family, reaching up to 8m (26ft). The leaves are lanceolate and the axillary flowers are yellow. The fruits are harvested before they ripen, then sun dried. It is, as the name suggests, star shaped, radiating between five and ten pointed boat-shaped sections, about eight on average. These hard sections are seedpods. Tough skinned and rust colored, they measure up to 3cm (1-1/4”) long.

Common Uses

The potent chemical constituents of Star Anise can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals. The seeds have traditionally been used in the East. 

Important Note

This essential oil may solidify, and if so, must be heated to be brought back to a liquid state. This attests to the purity of the oil you have purchased.


For centuries, this Japanese plant this tree in their temples and on tombs, and use the pounded bark as incense. Homeopaths prepare tinctures from the seeds.

Cautions: Anise star is generally non-toxic and non-irritating (unlike Illicium anisatum the Japanese variety that is long considered toxic). It should not be used by anyone who is allergic or has inflamed skin; is pregnant, nursing, or who has a serious medical condition such as endometriosis or other oestrogen-dependent conditions or cancer.


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