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[ DIY: Chai Tea Recipe ] made with: water, cardamom pods, cinnamon powder, star anise, fennel seed, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, peppercorns, milk, assam tea and sweetener of choice. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company

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The 7 Best Spices For Healing

Star anise is a beautiful 8-pointed star made of slender pods and seeds. Shikimic acid and anethole are two of the compounds that give star anise its powerful infection fighting properties. Star anise has been found to inhibit Epstein-Barr virus (the virus that causes mononucleosis), herpes simplex 1, hepatitis B, tooth decay...

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The Spice Series: Star Anise

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star anise --- love this added to a cup of black tea, along with a cinnamon stick, allspice and cardamon pods.

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How to Make Chai ~ A traditional chai tea recipe, prepared with full-bodied black tea, star anise, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, white peppercorns, cardamom, whole milk and sugar. ~ SimplyRecipes.com

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Orange Dressing with star anise

A Very Easy Salad Dressing that can be made in 5 minutes! It is a healthy dressing with no oils. Add star anise and Dijon for a very flavorful salad.

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Sweet Potatoes with Star Anise, Ginger, and Lime

. A simple drizzle of olive oil and salt are quite sufficient … but sometimes a few inspired additions turn into a recipe worth sharing. We think sweet potatoes roasted with star anise, ginger, and lime is one of those.

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