Published July 6, 1988
Name of Drug
Anisi fructus, anise.
Composition of Drug
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.
Internal and external use:
- Catarrhs of the respiratory tract.
Allergy to anise and anethole.
Occasional allergic reactions of skin, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract.
Interactions with Other Drugs
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
- 3 g of drug;
- Essential oil 0.3 g;
- equivalent preparations.
Mode of Administration
- Preparations containing 5 - 10 percent essential oil.
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.