Prep With Mike: How to make shikimic extract at home using star anise and an espresso machine

While the video isn’t a replacement for medical advice, Adams notes that star anise or “Ba Jiao ” has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to naturally stop pandemics.

Star anise is called Ba Jiao because it looks like a star with eight points or limbs. In Chinese, “ba” means eight, hence the name. (Related: Is pine needle tea the answer to covid vaccine shedding / transmission? Learn about suramin, shikimic acid and how to make your own extracts.)

Shikimic acid is a beneficial compound with powerful antiviral capabilities. It’s one of the main active ingredients in Tamiflu, which is commonly used to treat influenza.

Newstarget Prep With Mike: How to make shikimic extract at home using star anise and an espresso machine