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Star Anise is a spice obtained from the fruits of an Asian shrub and contain a highly aromatic compound called anethole, which is responsible for the anise-like flavor of the spice. As a component of garam masala and Chinese Five-Spice Powder, star anise is a common seasoning in Indian and Asian foods. Whole star anise is also used in potpourri mixtures and tea blends. Anise seeds are an herb of protection said to avert all evil.