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Aniseed, Pimpinella anisum
Parts used: Seeds.
Constituents: Flavonoids; rutin, quercetin, Volatile oil, Coumarins; bergapten, Fatty oil 30%, Vit B.
Minerals: potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium, Salicylate 50µg per mL.
Actions: Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Aromatic, Carminative, Galactagogue, Anti-parasitic, Tonic.
Asthma, dry or spasmodic coughs, pertussis, bronchial catarrh, infantile catarrh.
Colic, flatulence, stomach pain.
Topically for scabies and lice.
BHP Specific: Bronchitis, bracheitis with persistent cough.
Herbal extract: 10-25mL per week.
Energetics: Sweet, pungent, warming, drying. Dosha: KV- P+.
Meridians: lung, heart, spleen.
Caution: Period may return slightly to post menopausal women.