Star Anise - Essential Oil

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Star anise – Essential oil 


Format: 5 ml 

Certified pure  

Origin: China 


Also known as badiana, because when it matures it takes the shape of a star. Very present in southern China and northern Vietnam, it was used in traditional Asian medicine in decoction or essential oil and its use was recommended for intestinal and respiratory disorders. 1-3 It was also introduced into traditional cooking for its pleasant fragrance and culinary virtues. 


My properties: 


Antibacterial, antifungal4, antispasmodic, antiviral5, carminative, digestive, expectorant, estrogen-like, stimulant. 



Diffusion, Bath, Oral use, Skin application, Cooking. 


My botanical name: Illicium verum 

My family: Schisandraea 

My color: Colorless to pale yellow 

My odor: Peppery and aniseed 

Synergy: Cinnamon, Clove, Lavender, Orange, Pine. 



  • Before using any product containing essential oils, please check and follow the precautions, warnings and contraindications. 

  • Before using an essential oil, if in doubt, here is a tolerance test that allows you to check your sensitivity to essential oils. Simply place 3 drops of the essential oil mixture in the hollow of the elbow or wrist and wait a few minutes for a topical reaction, or up to 48 hours for an allergic reaction. Caution: do not use essential oils that are said to be dermocaustic or phototoxic, as they may cause burns on the skin.

  • Do not apply them pure on the skin or on the mucous membranes.

  • Avoid any contact with the eyes.

  • Respect the recommended doses.

  • Keep out of reach of children.  


Note: the properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference books or websites in aromatherapy. They are regularly found there and for many confirmed by observations in scientific environment. However, this information is given for information purposes only, and in no way constitutes medical information, nor does it engage our responsibility. For any use in a therapeutic purpose, consult a health professional.  


Notice: although natural, essential oils are active products that require responsible handling. In no case will Maison Jacynthe be held responsible for the consequences of an incorrect or careless application of these products or the methods presented.  






3-Dr. Françoise Couic Marinier. Le guide terre vivante des huiles essentielles. Terre vivante, Mens, septembre 2020. 

4-Yongfu Huang1, Jianglin Zhao, Ligang Zhou, Jihua Wang, Youwen Gong, Xujun Chen, Zejian Guo, Qi Wang, Weibo Jiang. Antifungal activity of the essential oil of Illicium verum fruit and its main component trans-anethole. Molecules 2010 Oct 27;15(11):7558-69.  doi: 10.3390/molecules15117558.PMID: 21030909. PMCID: PMC6259245. 

5-Jayanta Kumar Patra, Gitishree Das, Sankhadip Bose, Sabyasachi Banerjee, Chethala N Vishnuprasad, Maria Del Pilar Rodriguez-Torres, Han-Seung Shin. Star anise (Illicium verum): Chemical compounds, antiviral properties, and clinical relevance. Phytother Res 2020 Jun;34(6):1248-1267.  doi: 10.1002/ptr.6614. Epub 2020 Jan 29. PMID: 31997473 

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Star Anise - Essential Oil