PINE NEEDLES + STAR ANISE + FENNEL SEEDS + DANDELION
Wild Harvest Pine Trees (Scots Pine / Pinus Sylvestris), Certified Organic Fennel Seeds (Foeniculum vulgare),
Dandelion (Taraxacum) and whole Star Anise (Illicium verum)
Pine Needles are the best natural source of Suramin & Shikimic Acid, the main ingredient in Tamiflu or influenza medicine or flu vaccine and are used to prevent blood clots, protect DNA and RNA, improve circulation, and regulate blood pressure. Nature’s immune booster and wonderful c-ure.
The major source of shikimic acid found in Pine Needles which grows in Europe and Star Anise that grows on small trees native to China.
The research has been funded from a variety of sources, including the Maine Technology Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation and the university’s chemistry department.
From the study:
Shikimic acid, when separated by HPLC, exhibited a dose-dependent inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation induced by adenosine diphosphate and collagen in rabbits. Because of the relative high content and good antiplatelet-aggregating activity of shikimic acid, the Masson pine needles can be used as a potential source of shikimic acid.
…achieved about a 6% yield of shikimic acid from Masson pine needles, which is possibly the highest extracted yield from any pine species till now (Chen et al. 2014). Since pine needles are inexpensive and readily available in North Asia, North America, and Europe, there is a strong possibility to utilize them as a drug manufacturer against less available star anise species.
That study found that pine needles provide about two-thirds the shikimic acid of star anise herb:
Masson pine needles = 5.71% shikimic acid
Star anise = 8.95% shikimic acid