Origin: VietnamSource: OrganicStar Anise is highly antispasmodic to the digestive organs. It stimulates appetite, relieves bloating and gas and strengthens the stomach. It is expectorant and relieves dry, unproductive coughs and is effective for bronchial asthma. Excellent to clear the head and strengthen the nerves, helpful for migrane headache, anxiety, stress, insomnia and general exhaustion. It has estrogenic properties and can be useful for peri-menopause and irregular menstruation.Safety: Never use essential oil of Star Anise internally. Should be used with caution for babies, children and pregnant women and in the condition of mastitis and estrogen effected cancers.