Dry Ginger is a herb that grows mainly in Asia and is used as a spice in cooking. It is also known for its therapeutic qualities. It is an underground stem (rhizome) that can be used in fresh, powdered, and dried forms.
Star anise is the seed pod from the fruit of the Illicium verum plant, an evergreen shrub native to Southwest China. The star anise pod, which is shaped like a star (hence its name), has an average of eight points, each containing a single pea-sized seed.