alexa Antimicrobial properties of star anise (Illicium verum Hook f).
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Author(s): Minakshi De, Amit Krishna De, Parimal Sen, Arun Baran Banerjee

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Star anise (Illicium verum Hook f) has been shown to possess potent antimicrobial properties. Chemical studies indicate that a major portion of this antimicrobial property is due to anethole present in the dried fruit. Studies with isolated anethole (compared with standard anethole) indicated that it is effective against bacteria, yeast and fungal strains.

This article was published in Phytother Res and referenced in Alternative & Integrative Medicine

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