Starnise®

Natural medicine for influenza

Starnise
Star anise fruit has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine since thousands of years ago. FAME has also developed the extraction method to have antiviral compounds for influenza and the product is known as Starnise®.

Composition:
Each tablet contains
Organic star anise standard extract ……………………… 200 mg

Plant Description:
Star anise (Illicium verum) is native to Southern China, Northern Myanmar and Vietnam. It is a small tree having the star-shaped fruit, radiating between five and ten pointed boat-shaped sections, about eight on average.

Phytochemistry:
Star anise contains shikimic acid and essential oil as well as phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes, eg. trans-anethole, eugenol, β−eudesmol, farnesol, β−caryophyllene and β−caryophyllene oxide, which are present in many essential oils, were examined for their antiviral activity. Linalool is important phytoactive compound found in star anise that does indeed have antiviral activity. The presence of β−caryophyllene in essential oils also contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. The plant extract has inhibitory effect on influenza virus neuraminidase with the possibility of alteration of virus particle aggregation and release. It is widely used as immune system booster. Like all spices, it also has strong antioxidant activity.

Indication:
Natural medicine for influenza

Dosage:
For treatment in patient suspected influenza;
12 years and above – one tablet two times daily for at least five days
2-11 years – half tablet two times daily for at least five days
Treatment should be started within 48 hours of onset of symptoms. Starnise® may be taken with or without food. However, patient with peptic ulcer and other stomach problem should take after meal.

Side effects:
Mild allergic reaction, gastrointestinal disturbance in some individuals

Contraindications:
Pregnancy, lactating mother and children under 2 years

Quantity supplied:
10 tablets in one blister packing, in one secondary box

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