Extracted part : fruit
Appearance: White fine powder
Star anise contains shikimic acid, it is an important component of anti-Avian influenza virus in Asia. Experts say it is the world's only weapon against bird flu. Native to China and Vietnam, it is the fruit of a small Oriental tree of the Magnoliaceae family. It has a pungent taste similar to licorice, and is a traditional condiment in Oriental cuisine. It is also the main spice in French liquors such as green anise wine and anise liqueur.
Shikimic acid star anise inhibits platelet aggregation, inhibits arteriovenous thrombosis and cerebral thrombosis by affecting the metabolism of arachidonic acid, and has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
1.Effected by arachidonic acid.
2.It can act as anti-inflammatory ,analgesic.
3.It is the drug intermediates of anti-cancer and anti-virus.
4.It is also the basis raw materials of combating avian flu.
5.Shikimic Acid can inhibit the concentrating of the blood platelets,inhibit arterial,venous thrombosis and cerebral thrombosis.
1. With multiple pharmacological effect, Shikimic Acid aslo be used as health-care medicine.
2. Applied in cosmetic field, as raw materials of skin care products appeared on the market.