Star anise is native to China and Vietnam, and is widely used in Chinese and Vietnamese cooking. It is considered hotter, more pungent, more bitter, and more licorice-like than European anise. It is an excellent ingredient in warming digestive blends, as it stokes the digestive fires and helps reduce gas and bloating.
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