Star Anise is a smaller plant belonging to the Magnolia family, native to China and Vietnam, although today it’s grown almost exclusively in Southwest China and Japan. The fruit is small, only about an inch and quarter tall (3 cm) and star-shaped with 5 to 10 points. The fruit is picked unripe and sun-dried before it is used. The Japanese plant the tree in their temples and on tombs, and pound the bark for use as incense. Star Anise is generally non-toxic and non-irritating and should not be confused with Illicium anisatum, a Japanese variety that is toxic.
Used in Aromatherapy treatments, and as a perfuming fragrance.
Aromatic Diffusion: Add two to four drops to your favorite diffuser.
Topical Application: Dilute one drop to six drops of Pranna Olive Carrier Oil and apply directly to desired area and massage in.
Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided. Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, have a medical condition or are taking medication. Keep out of reach of children.
Note: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming in a hot water bath and stirring may be required.
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