AHPA Adds Japanese Star Anise Fruit to List of Known Adulterants

November 17, 2011

AHPA says the decision to add star anise to the list followed a vote by its board of trustees to “help industry confirm the identity of Illicium verum as differentiated from Illicium anisatum.”

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA; Silver Spring, MD) says it has added star anise (Illicium verum) fruit to the association’s Guidance on Known Adulterants, part of AHPA’s Botanical Authentication Program.

AHPA says the decision to add star anise to the list followed a vote by its board of trustees to “help industry confirm the identity of Illicium verum as differentiated from Illicium anisatum.”