Star Anise

Star Anise

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STAR ANISE (Badyani) Star anise, is a spice that closely resembles anise in flavor. It is obtained from a small native evergreen tree of southwest China. The star shaped fruits are harvested just before ripening. It is widely grown for commercial use in China, India, and most other countries in Asia.


It is widely used in Chinese cuisine, in Indian cuisine where it is a major component of Garam Masala and in Malay and Indonesia cuisine.

Other Uses

Star anise has been used in a tea as a remedy for rheumatism and the seeds are sometimes chewed after meals to aid digestion. As a warm and moving herb, star anise is used to assist in relieving cold-stagnation in Chinese traditional medicine.