Published July 6, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Anisi fructus, anise.
Anise consists of the dried fruits of Pimpinella anisum L. [Fam. Apiaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains essential oil.
Dyspeptic complaints. Internal and external use:
Catarrhs of the respiratory tract. Contraindications Allergy to anise and anethole.
Occasional allergic reactions of skin, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
3 g of drug; Essential oil 0.3 g; equivalent preparations. External:
Preparations containing 5 - 10 percent essential oil. Mode of Administration Comminuted drug for infusions and other galenical preparations for internal use or for inhalation.
Note: The purpose of an external application of an anise preparation is the inhalation of essential oil.