Botanical Name Pimpinella anisum  
Botanical family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)  
Origin Spain 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Seeds 
Appearance liquid 
Color yellow 
Odor characteristic of anise 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Phenyl methyl ethers (90%): trans-anethole 
Therapeutic properties  1. Galactagogue  
2. Neuromuscular antispasmodic
3. Pain-relieving, analgesic   
4. Aperitif, stomachic, carminative   
5. Cardiac and respiratory tonic  
Main therapeutic indications  1. Dysmenorrhea
2. Dyspepsia, wind, flatulence, bloating
3. Heartburn, palpitations
4. Dyspnoea, asthma, bronchial asthma
5. Breastfeeding
6. Spastic colitis
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