The Medicinal Value Of Star Anise
With the development of new drugs, the use of shikimic acid is expanding. Shikimic acid extracted from star anise can be used to synthesize anti-cancer drugs and make anti-influenza a or b drugs. Dried star aniseed contains shikimic acid (8%-13%), which is the best natural plant raw material at present. Except that the content of poisonous star aniseed (mang grass seed) is higher than that of shikimic acid, no plant with potential scale production value has been found so far.