Microcapsules containing Star Anise essential oil

01. Product description

Dry microcapsules containing star anise essential oil, obtained from the seeds of the llicium Verum plant. The microencapsulated formula allows a slow release of the active ingredient and is indicated for the formulation of solid oral forms (hard capsules, dispersible single-dose sachets). The dimensions of the microcapsules are included between 100 and 600 µm, with an oil content of up to 85%.

02. General information

Star anise essential oil counts several properties, which are mainly given by its main component: anethole (trans-anethole). This substance is known for its digestive and carminative action, but scientific literature also attributes anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal activities to star anise essential oil. [1]

03. Composition

Bibliographic notes

"Aly, S. E., Sabry, B. A., Shaheen, M. S., & Hathout, A. S. (2016). Assessment of antimycotoxigenic and antioxidant activity of star anise (Illicium verum) in vitro. J Saudi Soc Agri Sci, 15(1), 20-27."


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