Star Anise – certified organic essential oil

Scientific Name: Illicium Verum

Family: Illiciaceae

Origin: Belgium


breathe me: decongest, immunity

breathe pure: clean air

gemfleur: decongest+


Sweet, licorice, anise, pungent.

Key Qualities:

Antiseptic, carminative, expectorant, insect repellent, stimulant.

Primary Constituents:

trans-Anethole (89.5%), 2-(1-cyclopentenyl)-furan (0.9%) and cis-anethol.

Traditional Aromatherapy use:

Star anise has been used in a tea as a traditional 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 the middle jiao, according to Traditional Chinese medicine.

Star anise is the major source of the chemical compound shikimic acid, a primary precursor in the pharmaceutical synthesis of anti-influenza drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu).[1] Shikimic acid is produced by most autotrophic organisms and whilst it can be obtained in commercial quantities from elsewhere, star anise remains the usual industrial source.

Circulation, muscles and joints: Circulation, Muscles and Joints: Muscular aches and pains, rheumatism.

Respiratory System: Bronchitis, coughs.

Digestive System: Colic, cramp, flatulence, indigestion.

Immune System: Colds.

Research on Star Anise ( Illicium Verum):

Bioactivity of Dianthus caryophyllus, Lepidium sativum, Pimpinella anisum, and Illicium verum essential oil sand their major components against the West Nile vector Culex pipiens.

Illicium verum: a review on its botany, traditional use, chemistry and pharmacology

Inhibitory effect of anethole in nonimmune acute inflammation

Protective effect of shikimic acid on acetic acid induced colitis in rats

Antifungal activity of the essential oil of Illicium verum fruit and its main component trans-anethole.

Illicium verum extract suppresses IFN-γ-induced ICAM-1 expression via blockade of JAK/STAT pathway in HaCaT human keratinocytes

Production of shikimic acid – used in antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu®)

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