shikimic acid health effects

Nov 12, 2020

Shikimic acid is a monomer compound extracted from the traditional Chinese medicine Chinese anise. It has effects of anti-inflammatory and analgesic . It is an anti-cancer drug intermediate. Shikimic acid can also be used as an antiviral and anticancer medicine intermediate.

Shikimic acid is extracted from Chinese anise, which is an important component of anti-Asian avian influenza virus. Experts say this is the only weapon in the world against bird flu.

1. It has effect of Antibacterial and antitumor

Shikimic acid can be used as an antiviral and anticancer drug intermediate.

Domestic medical researchers conducted preliminary in vitro antibacterial and antitumor experiments on a synthetic shikimic acid derivative in 1988, and proved that this compound has an in vitro inhibitory effect on leukemia cells L1210 similar to dimycin.

2. Its cardiovascular benefits

Shikimic acid has a significant antithrombotic effect, and can inhibit arterial and venous thrombosis and cerebral thrombosis. In order to clarify its anti-thrombosis mechanism, researchers studied the effect of shikimic acid on platelet aggregation and blood coagulation, and analyzed the relationship between its mechanism of action and arachidonic acid metabolism. The results suggest that shikimic acid may play an anti-thrombotic effect by affecting the metabolism of arachidonic acid, inhibiting platelet aggregation, and inhibiting the coagulation system.


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