Santa Bianca


Star Anise


Star Anise
Illicium Verum

The star anise essential oil lifts up your mood and teaches to laugh.
It has also been used in Chinese medicine for more than 1300 years. It’s an evergreen tree with a long thin white trunk, and can reach reach a height of 12 m.
His star-shaped fruits, from Vietnamese organic farming, are steam-distilled here at Santa Bianca and produce a pale yellow essential oil with a warm, sweet, spicy scent.

Quantity: 8 ml
Origin: Vietnam / Santa Bianca
Cultivation: organic
Caution: not suitable for people with high blood pressure and blood sugar problems


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Star Anise

Star anise has many diverse properties: antispasmodic, antiseptic, stomachic, digestive, aperitif, carminative, stimulant, and sedative. In high doses, it has narcotic effects which cause brain diseases. It also slows down blood flow.

Suggested uses:

Home diffuser: add 2-3 drops to 100 ml of water
Steam inhalation: emulsify 3-4 drops of EO with coarse salt in 1 l of hot water. Inhale for 20 minutes, keeping your eyes and mouth closed
Bathtub: emulsify 8-10 drops of EO with coarse salt — or alternatively milk, cream, or honey — to add to the hot water (so that the oil doesn’t evaporate due to the heat)
Massages: we recommend to dilute 1-3 drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil (or cream)
Food: we recommend 1-3 drops of EO per 100 gr of food, to add after cooking and mixed with another condiment (we suggest to always start with the lower dose and then increase it later, if preferred)

Caution: do not use in case of chronic diseases, pregnancy, when breastfeeding, or on young children.
People with blood sugar problems or high blood pressure must be extra careful because it increases renal glucose and sodium absorption, with an antidiuretic effect.
If in doubt, please consult your doctor/naturopath.