Freshly dried whole Anise stars...
Organic Anise Star Pod
Botanical Name: Illicium verum
1 ounce=about 1/4 cup
1 pound=16 ounces=about 8 cups.
Also known as Badiam or Star Anise Seed. Used to make Organic Anise Star Tea, Herbal Incense, Potpourri, and as a Medicinal herb or Spice. Anise Star is used in numerous Asian Recipes and can be encapsulated as an herbal supplement, or ground or broken to pieces for a delightful tea. Anise Star has a pleasing, robust smell resembling fennel and licorice although at the same time having a distinct scent and flavor all of its own. It is a commonly used herb in aromatherapy.