Pinyin name: Ba Jiao Hui Xiang
Aka: Da Hui Xiang, Ba Jiao, Da Ba Jiao
Source: Ben Cao Pin Hui Jing Yao
English name: Star Anise
Botanical name: illicium verum
Pharmaceutical name: Fructus Anisi Stellati
Properties: acrid, sweet, warm
Channels entered: liver, spleen, kidney
Chinese therapeutic actions: disperses cold, warms the liver and kidney, relieves pain, regulates Chi, and improves appetite.
This herb is available by the pound in either raw or powdered form.