What is Star Anise Extract Powder?

Star Anise Extract Powder Shikimic Acid is the primary source of the chemical compound shikimic acid, a direct precursor in the pharmaceutical synthesis of anti-influenza drug oseltamivir. Most autotrophic organisms produce shikimic acid, and while it can be obtained in commercial quantities elsewhere, star anise remains the usual industrial source. About 90% of the world’s star anise crop is used to extract shikimic acid, a chemical intermediate used in the synthesis of oseltamivir

What is Star Anise?

Illicium verum is a medium-sized native evergreen tree of northeast Vietnam and southwest China. A spice commonly called star anise, star anise seed, Chinese star anise, or that closely resembles anise in flavor is obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of Illicium velum’s fruit is harvested just before ripening. Star anise oil is a highly fragrant oil used in cooking, perfumery, soaps, toothpaste, mouthwashes, and skin creams.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Use

In traditional Chinese medicine, star anise is considered a warm and moving herb and is used to relieve cold stagnation in the middle jiao. Shikimic acid, more commonly known as its anionic form shikimate, is a cyclohexene, a cyclitol, and a cyclohexanecarboxylic acid. It is an important biochemical metabolite in plants and microorganisms. It is also the glycoside part of some hydrolyzable tannin.

Shikimic Acid Benefits

  1. It acts as an anti-inflammatory analgesic.
  2. It is the drug intermediates of anti-cancer and anti-virus.
  3. Moreover, it is also the basic raw material for combating avian flu.
  4. It can inhibit the concentrating of the blood platelets; inhibit arterial, venous thrombosis, and cerebral thrombosis.

Specifications

ItemSpecification
Shikimic Acid98% HPLC10:1
AppearanceWhite to Off White PowderBrown Yellow Fine Powder
Heavy Metals≤10 ppm
Total Plate Count≤1000 cfu/g
Yeast and Mold≤100 cfu/g
E.ColiNegative
SalmonellaNegative
StaphylococcinNegative

Shelf Life

2 Years

Storage

Store in tightly sealed containers then place in cool and dry place, and away from moisture, light, oxygen.

Packing

  • Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. N.W:25kgs .I.D.35×H51cm.
  • 1Kg/Bag, aluminum foil bag vacuum packing.
  • Sample, double sealed water plastic bags inside with the aluminum bag outside.

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