Baldwins Anise (star) ( Iillicum Verum )

Baldwins Anise (star) ( Iillicum Verum )

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Baldwins Anise (star) 25g
Baldwins Anise (star) 100g
Baldwins Anise (star) 250g
Baldwins Anise (star) 500g

100% Pure Star Anise

Star anise (Illicium verum) closely ressembles the flavour of anise (due to the constituent anethole which they both share) but is a different plant, a tree in fact, evergreen and originating in Southwestern China and Northeastern Vietnam.

An interesting fact: 90% of the worlds crop is used for extraction of shikimic acid, this acid is then used to synthesise the anti-viral medication Oseltamivir - known widely by its trade name - Tamiflu.

Japanese Star Anise (Illicium anisatum) is a similar looking herb with very dire consequences if taken - highly toxic & inedible, the variety we sell is only ever Chinese Star Anise - Illicium verum.

Traditionally used to treat respiratory tract infection, it is also prized for its calminative effects (great for wind and other digestive tract problems).

Standard Delivery (UK)

Orders under 25kg in weight are subject to the following shipping fees:

All orders over £20

Postage is Free

All orders under £20 Postage is £2.99

We aim to dispatch all, in-stock, standard UK orders within three working days.

Our full delivery details can be found here

Express Delivery (UK)

  • Express orders must be placed before 1pm on any weekday
  • Orders placed after 1pm on Thursday will be delivered by 1pm on the following Monday 
  • There must be someone available to sign for & receive the package between 7am & 1pm on the day of delivery

All orders over £20*

Express Delivery is £5.99

All orders under £20* Express Delivery is £8.99

*Applies to orders under 25kg in weight

Our full delivery details can be found here

Saturday Express Delivery (UK)

Orders can be dispatched for delivery on Saturdays as long as they are placed by 1pm on Friday for the following costs:

All orders over £20

(under 2kg)

Saturday Express Delivery is £11.49

All orders under £20

(under 2kg)

Saturday Express Delivery is £14.25

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For details of our overseas delivery costs, please check here