Our Star Anise Extract is a highly concentrated tincture made with organic alcohol. Star AniseIllicium verum comes from a small tree with aromatic, star-shaped fruits. Besides its use as spice in culinary, star anise is one of the vital ingredients of the Chinese medicinal herbs and is widely known for its antiviral effects. It is also the source of the precursor molecule, shikimic acid known also as Suramin, which is used in the manufacture of oseltamivir (Tamiflu®), an antiviral medication for influenza A and influenza B.
Several other molecules with numerous biological benefits including the antiviral effects have been reported from the star anise plant. Star anise possesses a number of other potentials such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, anthelmintic, insecticidal, secretolytic, antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective, sedative properties, expectorant and spasmolytic, and estrogenic effects. Learn more about star anise health benefits in our blog HERE
The directions are on the bottle’s label. Take 30 drops (1 dropperful) twice a day. Half of the dose (15 drops) for kids 5 to 12 years old. Notice that the dropper may not get completely full after squeezing it, this is normal. 1 dropperful is approximately 1 mL. For best results, dilute this product in water first and place under your tongue for 1 min and then swallow. You can also add it to a cup of tea or drink it with water.