Common Anise. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Common Anise (Pimpinella anisum)

Properties of common anise
* Neutralizes gas (flatulence, gastrointestinal spasms, gastroenteritis).
* Open the appetite (Lack of appetite, dyspepsia hiposecretoras)
* Increases milk secretion. Help your baby's digestive process. Lactation. It is widely used as a corrective organoleptic odor and flavor.
* Intestinal parasites: threadworm. Halitosis.
* Colds, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma. Oliguria, cystitis.
* Topic: dermatomycoses: pityriasis versicolor, tricofitosis (athlete's foot), candidiasis. Pediculosis.

Contraindications common anise
* Intolerance to aniseed, anethole or other essential oils.
* Unless otherwise indicated the health professional is recommended not to use the essential oil of anise in domestic use during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years old or patients with gastritis, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, a disease Crohn's disease, liver disease, epilepsy, Parkinson's or other neurological diseases.
* Do not use in external use in children younger than six years nor to people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.
* Do not use with alcohol content to children under two years or people undergoing alcohol detoxification.

Side effects of common anise

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

* Do not exceed the five drops of essential oil per shot, with a maximum of three times daily.
* The essential oil, at high doses and for a long time can cause convulsive effects and act as a narcotic, causing muscle paresis, stroke, and other organic disorders resembling chronic absinthe.
* May cause skin hypersensitivity reactions (vesicular dermatitis), respiratory and gastrointestinal.
* Taking into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract, tincture and syrup.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

Related Topic
Index of medicinal plants

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