Annacippoo is also known as Star Anise. It is dried star shaped fruit of Illicium verum. It is star shaped, reddish brown consisting of 6-8 carpels arranged in a whorl. Each carpel is 10 mm long, boat shaped, hard and wrinkled containing a seed. Seeds are brown, compressed, ovoid, smooth, shiny and brittle. It is used as a condiment for flavouring curries, confectionaries, spirits, and for pickling.