Essence of the Week...Star Anise

Star Anise is a perennial, evergreen tree-shrub from Vietnam. She has beautiful, six-pointed star seed pods, and has been cultivated since around 2000 BC. In Latin, her name means "alluring".

Star Anise is anti-viral, anti-stroke, anti-tumor, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, and anti-aging. She helps protect the body agains over 67 strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This powerful medicine is excellent for the heart, healing for the lungs, and soothing for the digestive system. She is good to help a cold, the flu, chills, fevers, ear infections, or a bad cough. Star Anise is also a wonderful helper during menopause or with menstrual imbalances.

Energetically, Star Anise helps with PTSD, letting go of the past, and forgiveness. She is a gentle guide, supporting us in moving forward, and learning a higher perspective from the deepest challenges we have experienced. Star Anise provides an opportunity to 'know thyself" in all new ways and very powerfully. The journey is supported and renewed with Star Anise as the guide.

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