Illicium Anisatum. Nat. ord., Magnoliaceae.

Star Anise-seed.

Characters. - An evergreen tree, with aromatic bark and yellow axillary flowers. Fruit, consisting of from 5 to 10 brownish ligneous capsules 4 or 5 lines long, united together in the form of a star, each containing a brown shining seed.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Allen's Encyclopaedia. A short proving is given by Marcy and Peters in their New Mat. Med.

Part employed. - The seed.

Preparation. - Tincture (rectified spirit).