Aniseed

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Anice; Anis; Anis, fruit d’; Anís, semilla de; Anis Verde; Anis Vert; Anise; Anise Fruit; Anisi fructus; Ánizstermés (fruit); Anyžiu vaisiai (fruit); Anýzový plod (fruit); Owoc anyz u (fruit).

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Aniseed; Anisi Fructus). The whole dried fruit of Pimpinella anisum, containing not less than 2% v/w of essential oil. It has an odour reminiscent of anethole. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Aniseed is carminative and mildly expectorant; it is used mainly as anise oil or as preparations of the oil. It may cause contact dermatitis, probably due to its anethole content. Aniseed is the source of anise oil (below).
1. Chandler RF, Hawkes D. Aniseed—a spice, a flavor, a drug. Can Pharm J 1984; 117: 28–9
2. Fraj J, et al. Occupational asthma induced by aniseed. Allergy 1996; 51: 337–9
3. Garcia-Gonzalez JJ, et al. Occupational rhinoconjunctivitis and food allergy because of aniseed sensitization. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2002; 88: 518–22.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Neo-Cleanse; Austria: Asthmatee EF-EMES; Brady’s-Magentropfen; Euka; Florissamin†; Nesthakchen; Species Carvi comp†; Braz.: Balsamo Branco; Camomila; Canad.: Herbal Laxative; Chile: Paltomiel; Cz.: Blahungstee N†; Fr.: Elixir Bonjean; Herbesan; Mediflor Tisane Digestive No 3; Mucinum a l’Extrait de Cascara; Ger.: Em-eukal Husten- und Brusttee†; Em-medical†; Floradix Multipretten N; Majocarmin-Tee; Ramend Krauter†; rohasal†; Stovalid N†; Hong Kong: Mucinum Cascara†; Israel: Jungborn; Ital.: Anice (Specie Composta)†; Cadifen; Cadimint; Dicalmir; Lassatina†; Tisana Kelemata; Pol.: Apinorm; Port.: Mucinum; Rus.: Original Grosser Bittner Balsam (Оригинальный Большой Бальзам Биттнера); S.Afr.: Clairo; Cough Elixir; Spain: Crislaxo; Digestovital†; Laxante Sanatorium; Laxomax†; Switz.: Kernosan Elixir; Kernosan Heidelberger Poudre; Tisane favorisant l’allaitement; UK: Herb and Honey Cough Elixir; Revitonil; Venez.: Neo-Atropan†.
Published December 20, 2018.