Star Anise scfe co2 is extracted from dried Star anise fruits. The biological name of star anise is Illicium verum H. The extraction happens with the liquid CO2 and when compared to the conventional steam distillation method the extraction with CO2 yields 9.8% more essential oil. The liquid obtained through this extraction is energy saving, product yielding and better quality product. There are no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals and no reproducible microorganisms. The star anise scfe co2 contains essential oil, trans anethole, traces of limonene, linalool, pinene and chavicol. It is widely used in the food industry especially in confectionery, spice mixtures like aromaticum, in the different types of liquors, in perfumes and in pharmaceutical industries. Star anise which is also called sweet cumin belongs to the fennel and parsley family.
The fruits are first dried and the oil is extracted from the seeds in CO2 extraction process. The oil extracted using the scfe co2 method is hundred percent pure and natural and the oil has many therapeutic qualities. The oil is pale yellow and colorless oil and smells more like fennel. The oil is falsified with caraway and fennel essential oil. The oil is widely used in aromatherapy and is also useful in treating swelling in lungs, respiratory tract infections, flu, bronchitis, bird flu and swine flu. The oil helps in increasing the breast milk flow in mothers. It helps in easing out child birth and also promotes menstruation. Star Anise scfe co2 helps to increase libido and sexual drive and male menopause symptoms.
In Indian and Chinese MedicineStar Anise scfe co2 helps in relieving cramps, coli and cough and flatulence and hiccups can be controlled by taking this oil. The oil is used to provide scents to syrups, mouth washes, toothpastes and many types of medicines. The oil helps insomnia and used widely in counteracting fluid retention, treating menopausal symptoms and pre-menstrual syndrome. Since there is high methyl chavicol and anethol content in the oil it is very toxic and to avoid any kind of irritation on skin the oil should be used in moderation. The oil is used in both Indian and Chinese medicine because of its digestive properties