Illicium Verum/Star Anise Extract

Illicium verum Hook.f. 98% Shikimic acid (HPLC)

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Star anise extract (Illicium verum) has been shown to possess potent antimicrobial properties.
Star Anise Extract 98% Shikimic Acid 138-59-0Chemical studies indicate that a major portion of this antimicrobial property is due to anethole present in the dried fruit. Studies with isolated anethole (compared with standard anethole) indicated that it is effective against bacteria, yeast and fungal strains.
Shikimic acid is found in the dried ripe fruit of the star anise of Magnoliaceae.
Star anise extract shikimic acid has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Shikimic acid can also be used as an antiviral and anticancer drug intermediate.
Product Name Star Anise Extract
Latin Name Illicium Verum Hook. F.
Used Part Seed
Appearance White Fine Powder
Odor &Taste Characteristic
Test Method HPLC
Specification 98%
Active Ingredient Shikimic Acid
Shikimic Acid CAS NO. 138-59-0
Molecular Formula C7H10O5
Molecular Weight 174.15
Structure  Shikimic Acid CAS No. 138-59-0

Star Anise Extract Function

1.Shikimic acid effected by arachidonic acid.

2.Shikimic acid acts as anti-inflammatory ,analgesic.

3.Shikimic acid is the drug intermediates of anti-cancer and anti-virus.

4.Moreover, shikimic acid 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. Its multiple pharmacological effect, it aslo be used as health-care medicine;

2. Applied in cosmetic field, as raw materials of skin care products appeared on the market.

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