A New Round of Price Increase of Star Anise
Star anise contains the anti-cold medicine "Tamiflu," an important raw material, along with the influenza A H1N1 influenza epidemic spreading in many countries, began a new round of star anise industry growth market.
Guangxi Association of flavors and fragrances industry introduced the Secretary-General Li Yi, in addition to commonly used as a spice star anise, but also directly to medicine. Shikimic acid dry anise 8% -13% extraction of shikimic acid is the best natural plant materials. Roche using shikimic acid as raw anti-cold drug "Tamiflu" is the only influenza A H1N1 influenza prevention and control effects of drugs, and recommended by the World Health Organization. At present, China''s Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group has been awarded a production and sales of Roche, "Tamiflu," the authority, this year has begun formal production.
Shikimic acid used to extract the star anise fruit, most of the Guangxi supply of important forest tree species as a mountain, star anise has become an important source of income of mountain farmers. Statistics show that the forestry sector in Guangxi, Guangxi forest, mountain farmers per capita income of 1,000 yuan octagonal, with an average household annual income of 3000 - 5000 yuan. The octagonal growers harvest income plus income from services and transport, handling and other aspects of revenue each year to help farmers increase income 900 million yuan more than in Guangxi.
According to statistics, Guangxi dry octagonal Influenza H1N1 influenza outbreak in the price of the first 6 years, the price per kilogram has been hovering around 5 - 6 per hour, starting from April this year, all the way up to the dry anise price 12 yuan, the new star anise in Guangxi goods market, producing fruit prices about 3.2 yuan per kilogram, equivalent to about 14 yuan per kg of dried fruit.
Octagon is a famous natural spices species, more than 800 years of cultural history. Guangxi, an area of 375,000 hectares cultivated anise, annual production of dry anise 6 - 7 million tons, the country''s total area and production of more than 85%, ranking first in the country. In addition to the domestic market, Guangxi octagonal also exported to Asia, Europe, North America, more than 30 countries and regions.