Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil
Star anise (Illicium verum) is a species of evergreen tree native to Vietnam and China. Trees produce distinctive small star-shaped fruit, which house the seeds. Both seeds and hard fruit can be used to produce the spice star anise. The flavouring is similar to anise (Pimpinella anisum), and it is often substituted in cooking as a less expensive alternative. Star anise oil is also used in perfumery, toothpastes, mouthwashes, soaps and skincare.
Botanical name: Illicium verum
Other names: Star anise, star anise seed, Chinese star anise, badiam.