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Knowledge about the pharmacological effects of shikimic acid

 Shikimic acid has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Shikimic acid can also be used as an antiviral and anticancer drug intermediate.

 Pharmacological action Shikimic acid is a monomer compound extracted from the traditional Chinese medicine star anise. It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. It is an anti-cancer drug intermediate. By affecting the metabolism of arachidonic acid, shikimic acid inhibits platelet aggregation, venous thrombosis and In cerebral thrombosis, shikimic acid has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, and shikimic acid can also be used as an antiviral and anticancer drug intermediate.

 Star anise contains shikimic acid, an important component of anti-Asian avian influenza virus. Experts say this is the only weapon in the world against bird flu. The incense is produced in China and Vietnam. It is the fruit of a small oriental tree species of the Magnoliaceae. It has a spicy taste and is similar to licorice. It is a traditional condiment for oriental cooking. The main spice of liqueur. It can also be used to increase the aroma of candy, ouzo and tobacco. The medicinal value of star anise has received attention before the arrival of bird flu, including its possible anti-cancer effects. As the main source of shikimic acid, star anise has once again attracted attention because shikimic acid is an important component of the drug "Tamiflu", which can effectively deal with the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus. Albert Elgrisi, director of the ouzo manufacturer Ricard in Marseille, France, said: "It takes 10 Tamiflu capsules to treat a patient infected with avian flu, and 13 grams of star anise is required to make 10 Tamiflu capsules." The price of shikimic acid is between 200-250 US dollars per kilogram, and the quality is particularly good, and the price is as high as 50 US dollars per gram.

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