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Illicium verum oil is the essential drug found in the leaves of star anise (star anise is a 6-12m high evergreen tree of the star anise family). The spicy, sweet essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the fresh or partially dried fruits, and to a lesser extent from the leaves.
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Star anise oil cleans, deodorizes and protects the oral cavity; the oil has a strengthening effect on skin or hair. The oil also acts as a fragrance (reduces or inhibits the basic smell or taste of a product).
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- Burger A et al (1993) Hunnius Pharmaceutical Dictionary 7th Edition Walter de Gruyter Berlin-New York p. 715