Star Anise (Chinese)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Illicium verum
  • INDICATIONS: Bronchitis, colic, cough, flatulence, menstrual complaints, respiratory tract inflammation. Culinary spice, fragrance component in cosmetics.
  • SYNONYM: Illiciaceae
  • CLASS: Antimycobacterial, Insecticide
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

None known

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Star anise preparations are sometimes contaminated with highly poisonous Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum).

Star anise contains a compound used in the manufacture of Tamiflu.

Our database has 2 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric