Takkolaka ( बदीयन फूल ) description: botanical name : illicium

TAKKOLAKA ( बदीयन फूल ) Description: Botanical name : Illicium verum Hook.f. Family : Magnoliaceae SANSKRIT SYNONYMS Takkola, Kakkola, Kakkolaka, Takkolaka AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES Rasa : Katu Guna : Lakhu, Teekshna Virya : Ushna Vipaka : Katu PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES English : Star anise Hindi : Anasfal, Badiyan Phool Malayalam : Takkolapputtil, Takkolam Distribution – In China, India PLANT DESCRIPTION An evergreen tree grows up to 15 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, oblong-lanceolate, acute or acuminate; flowers solitary variable in color, fruits star shaped, with 8 follicles, containing small shiny brown colored seed in each follicle. MEDICINAL PROPERTIES Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, dyspepsia, flatulence, dysentery, cough, asthma, arthritis, hemiplegia, nervine weakness and facial paralysis. Useful part : Fruits Research : Star anise (Illicium verum Hook f) has been shown to possess potent antimicrobial properties. Chemical studies indicate that a major portion of this antimicrobial property is due to anethole present in the dried fruit. Studies with isolated anethole (compared with standard anethole) indicated that it is effective against bacteria, yeast and fungal strains.

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Interesting fact About 90% of the world's star anise crop is used for extraction of shikimic acid, a chemical intermediate used in the synthesis of oseltamivir. Brand name Tamiflu... courtesy-Wikipedia

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How this plant can be used for prevention of viral disease?

Thats a matter of research..... Unfortunately we didn't find it useful and foreign company making money out of it....
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