Anise Star Pods:
Star anise is an herb. The seed and oil are used to make medicine. Be careful you know what you are taking. The star anise used as medicine is Chinese star anise. Don’t confuse it with Japanese star anise, which is poisonous and should not be taken.
Cough. Gas (flatulence). Loss of appetite. Menstrual disorders. Lung swelling (inflammation). Upset stomach. Other conditions.
Star anise is LIKELY SAFE when used as a flavoring in foods. There is not enough information to know if it's safe for use as a medicine. Some ingredients can cause skin problems including swelling, scaling, and blisters when applied to the skin. Chil