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star anise

n.
An aromatic evergreen tree (Illicium verum) cultivated in China and Vietnam, having star-shaped anise-scented fruits that yield an essential oil used as a flavoring and in the manufacture of certain drugs.

star anise (stärˑ aˑ·nis),

n Latin name:
Illicium verum; parts used: fruit, oil, seeds; uses: bronchitis, carminative, colic, cough, diuretic, loss of appetite, rheumatism, stimulant; precautions: pregnancy, cancer, liver disease. Also called
Chinese anise.
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Star anise can also be purchased at Asian food stores.
In a small saucepan, heat sugar with 1/2 cup water and the star anise over high heat until sugar dissolves.
Production is getting a boost in part as Roche replaces most of the star anise extraction with Escherichia coli fermentation.
Tea made with star anise can cause illness ranging from seizures to jitteriness, according to a Food and Drug Administration advisory warning all consumers to avoid drinking teas containing the Asian spice.
Tea made with star anise can cause illness in infants and adults ranging from seizures to jitteriness, according to a Food and Drug Administration advisory warning all consumers to avoid drinking teas containing the Asian spice.
Tea made with star anise can cause illness in infants and adults and all consumers should avoid drinking teas containing the Asian spice, according to a Food and Drug Administration advisory.
The agency made no mention of dietary supplements containing star anise and AHPA said it has been informed that none of the reported cases have been associated with dietary supplement products.
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Notifications received recently via the Rapid Alert System for Food (RASFF) have revealed that this problem is due to the partial or total substitution of the edible star anise (Chinese star anise - Illicium verum) by the toxic star anise (Japanese star anise - Illicium anisatum).
Imported by R[acute{e}]my Amerique, the liqueur will continue with the taste of herbs such as ginger, juniper and star anise, but it will add a note of vanilla and a lower alcohol content and less sugar.
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10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Consumer Advisory regarding the agency's concerns about some cases of poisoning related to the substitution of the toxic Japanese star anise for the safe Chinese star anise.