Published July 6, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Anisi stellati fructus, star anise.
Star anise consists of the ripe syncarp of Illicium verum Hooker filius [Fam. Illiciaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains essential oil.
Catarrhs of the respiratory tract, peptic discomforts.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
3 g of drug or 0.3 g essential oil; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Herb ground fresh just prior to use, and other galenical preparations for internal use.
Antispasmodic for gastrointestinal tract.