Pimpinella anisum. In addition to its unique appearance and taste, asteroid anise is known for its strong anti-inflammatory action. It contains a large amount of flavonoids and polyphenols that act as anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agents. You may have seen the star anise in various wreaths and decorations as it is often used in decoration. This special spice is a key ingredient in many recipes, especially for cookies, pies and breads. But it is not at all unlikely to meet him in various drinks such as tea or coffee. So do not hesitate to add this amazing spice to sweet dishes or savory meals. Do not forget to add it to soups, broths, or your favorite tea to take advantage of its properties. You can also add cinnamon sticks for a more intense and special aroma.