illicium


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to illicium: Illicium anisatum

il·lic·i·um

(il-lis'ē-ŭm),
Chinese or star anise, the dried fruit of Illhicium verum (family Magnoliaceae), an evergreen shrub or small tree of southern China; used as a stimulating carminative.
[L. an allurement, fr. il-licio, to allure]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Srinivasan, "Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oil from fruits of Illicium verum Hook.
Two first (closer to the illicium core) well-marked growth increments were observed in the most of the illicia sections from the groups of specimens of ~9, ~20, and ~30 cm in fish length.
Kim, "Illicium verum extract inhibits TNF-[alpha]- and IFN-[gamma]-induced expression of chemokines and cytokines in human keratinocytes," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Illicium verum extract inhibits TNF-alpha- and IFN-gamma-induced expression of chemokines and cytokines in human keratinocytes.
Immunology Molecular Characteristics of JYBS Extractives from Illicium verum Biomass.
In particular, tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) and star anise (Illicium verum) yield essential oils that are almost exclusively the isomers of 4-methoxyphenylpropene (estragole and anethole).
In the pharmaceutical industry, shikimic acid is derived from the Chinese star anise ( Illicium verum), an ancient cooking spice; the herb is also used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Tang, "Effect of different soil conditions on the growth and biomass allocation of Illicium difengpi K.I.B.