Anise Star Pods - Whole (Illicium verum).
These whole Anise Star Pod are from an evergreen tree in China. It is anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial.
It's an excellent source of vitamins that tastes and smells like black licorice. This is stronger than the other types of Anise.
Preparation and administration:
For Tea: Break 1 gram up into smaller bits. Boil 8 oz water, add 1 teaspoon of the herbs (you can use a tea ball, french press, or other way to strain herbs if you don't want it to be as "earthy"), steep 15 minutes, drink warm or cool. Sweeten as desired.
As Seasoning: It's used to flavor Asian soups, stews, and broths.
To freshen breath: Chew a little piece after eating.
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