Star Anise is a well-known source of Shikimic acid. Most of the star anise produced in the world is to extract this compound and used in medications to treat flu symptoms.
In addition to an incredibly distinct and delicious flavour, it is said to be anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, as well as beneficial for heart and blood sugar balance.
All of our hydrosols are true hydrosols that result from the long and slow traditional distillation process using an alembic copper distiller from Portugal that is lead-free.
Internal use: Enjoy by the drop and/or use 1 tsp - 1 Tbsp per serving. Add to water, teas, Elixirs, soups, smoothies, sauces, or juice.
External use: Can spray into rooms to freshen the air.
Great for the toothpaste recipe!
I have been loving my hydrosols for years, this is my first time trying to make a mouth rinse / toothpaste out of them ~ so far so good! Really love this one.
Amazing Anise flavor! You might want to dilute with a bit of water - is very strong. My favorite hydrosols are still the Spruce and Pine - smelling/ tasting them takes me back to being in the forest! Great products!