Illicium verum

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Related to Illicium verum: Illicium anisatum, star anise
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Noun1.Illicium verum - small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative
star aniseed, Chinese anise, star anise - anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine
genus Illicium, Illicium - anise trees: evergreen trees with aromatic leaves
anise tree - any of several evergreen shrubs and small trees of the genus Illicium
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Passion Another King's study found 'promising activity' against lung cancer cells from certain Eastern plants, particularly the Thai aquatic weed Ammannia baccifera, and the Chinese plant Illicium verum or star anise.
Specifically, many plants have been used for silver nanoparticles synthesis [3, 5], such as stem bark of Callicarpa maingayi [6], Terminalia cuneata [7], Illicium verum (star anise) [8], and pod extract of Acacia nilotica [9].
Most notably, Trigonella foenumgraecum (fenugreek), Foeniculum vulgare (fennel), Illicium verum (star anise) and Zingiber officinale (Ginger) have received recent research attention to complement their long, traditional history of use as herbal galactagogues.
Abbreviations AET: Trans-anethole BALF: Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid CCR3: C-C chemokine receptor type 3 CsA: Cyclosporine A Foxp3: Forkhead box protein 3 IgE: Immunoglobulin E IL: Interleukin IVE: Illicium verum extract OVA: Ovalbumin Penh: Enhanced pause Th: T helper.
Our results indicate that the Illicium verum, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Rhamnus Frangula, and Linum usitatissimum extracts induce downregulation of antiapoptosis genes at the same time that leads to a strong cytotoxic effect against the majority of tested tumor cells.
Immunology Molecular Characteristics of JYBS Extractives from Illicium verum Biomass.
In the pharmaceutical industry, shikimic acid is derived from the Chinese star anise ( Illicium verum), an ancient cooking spice; the herb is also used in traditional Chinese medicine.