Star anise oil is a highly fragrant oil used in cooking, perfumery, soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and skin creams. About 90% of the world’s star anise crop is used for extraction of shikimic acid, a chemical intermediate used in the synthesis of oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
Star Anise Essential Oil CAS 8007-70-3
Star Anise Oil is steam distilled from the fresh or partly dried whole or comminuted fruits of Illicium Verum, a tall, slender tree which is a native of southeastern Asia. It
is used almost exclusively as a flavor material in candy, licorice, toothpaste flavors, carbonated drinks, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceutical preparations, etc.
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