Star Anise / Illicium verum and Pine Needle Essential Oil / Pinus sylvestris COVID-19 Cure


Star Anise (Illicium verum) is an herb that contains a powerful antiviral substance known as shikimic acid as well as other anti-COVID, anti-coronavirus, and anti-influenza substances. Pine Needle Essential Oil also contains shikimic acid and vitamin C. Synthetic shikimic acid is the active ingredient in the pharmaceutical Tamiflu (oseltamivir), but star anise and pine needle essential oil is widely available as an at-home COVID-19 cure and both contain natural shikimic acid that causes fewer side effects than the synthetic shikimic acid in Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Indeed, star aniseed and pine needle essential oils can be used to treat the following diseases:


  • COVID-19
  • Coronaviruses 
  • Influenza Type A and Type B
  • H1N1 flu
  • H5N1 flu
  • Intestinal gas and other intestinal upsets

Antiviral Activity of Shikimic Acid in Star Anise and Pine Needle Essential Oil


In 2005, during the SARS avian flu epidemic, pharmaceutical companies manufactured large quantities of Tamiflu to treat the disease which resulted in a shortage of star anise. During this time, the drug company, Roche developed an artificial process for extracting shikimic acid using fermented and bio-engineered E. coli.Natural shikimic acid can be extracted at home using pressurized hot water using an unmodified household-grade espresso machine. 


Star Anise in tea or as an essential oil is able to dissolve the COVID spike protein, rendering the COVID virus harmless. In addition to the antiviral activity of shikimic acid, star anise also contains substances with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties to protect the body from other disease-causing organisms. It also reduces depression, anxiety, and general stress.


Oseltamivir phosphate as a synthetic drug has a number of unfortunate side effects, but the use of star anise is relatively safe in contrast. 

Active Substances in Star Anise with Antiviral Activity

In addition to shikimic acid, star anise also contains linalool. Some scientists believe that linalool has strong anti-influenza activity. Linalool is found in a number of spice plants including:


  • Illicium verum – Star Anise


  • Lavandula angustifolia
  • Cinnamomum tamala
  • Basil
  • Solidago
  • Cannabis sativa
  • Artemisia vulgaris – Mugwort
  • Humulus lupulus
  • Salvia officinalis


Pine Needle Essential Oil / Pinus sylvestris

The shikimic acid in pine needle is easily extracted at low temperatures. Pine Needle Essential Oil also contains Suramin (we discuss Suramin in a later chapter as a COVID-19 cure). Herbalists refer to pine needle essential oil as the “spike protein herb” because it has the ability inactivate coronaviruses like COVID-19, but dissolving the spike protein. 


Pine Needle Essential Oil can be taken internally as a tea or it can be steamed by adding several drops to hot water so that you can breathe in the health benefits. Pine Needle Essential Oil can be used to treat the following symptoms and diseases:


  • COVID-19
  • Influenza Type A and Type B
  • Common Cold
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infetion
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Hoarseness
  • Cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Lowers Blood Pressure 
  • Pain relief
  • Sore throat relief
  • Depression
  • Relieves allergies
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal

Antiviral Star Anise and Pine Needle Tea for COVID-19, Influenza, or the Common Cold


Dr. Metharem Haresh has developed an Anti-COVID Tea that can be used to prevent COVID infection or to treat COVID. Both Star Anise and Pine Needles contain shikimic acid that can be used to dissolve the spike proteins that make the COVID virus infectious. The tea contains the following ingredients. Combine these ingredients in approximately equal amounts (1 cup) and put them in a pot with 1 L of filtered water. Bring it to a boil for 15 minutes and then allow it to cool before drinking:


  • Star Anise (contains linalool, trans-anethole, beta-caryophyllene, and shikimic acid)
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper (black pepper increases the potency of the other herbal medicines in the tea)
  • Cinnamon (contains linalool)
  • Fennel
  • Cardamom
  • Pine Needle Essential Oil (contains shikimic acid and suramin – add just a few drops of oil to the tea)
  • Honey (add to taste)

Drink this tea daily to prevent COVID-19 or influenza infection. The shikimic acid rapidly separates from Chinese star anise at temperatures above 120 degrees Celsius. At 0.5 grams of star anise, 8% shikimic acid can be extracted. 

Star Anise Essential Oil and Pine Needle Essential Oil Dose

Take 300 mg of star anise essential oil daily to prevent or treat influenza, COVID-19, or other coronavirus infections.

Take 300 mg of pine needle essential oil to prevent COVID-19, influenza, and other coronavirus infections.

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