Anisi fructus


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of aniseed. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing aniseed.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing aniseed. For practical information about using aniseed medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Anisi fructus
English common name Aniseed
Botanical name Pimpinella anisum L.
Therapeutic area
  • Cough and cold
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
  • European Union herbal monograph
  • European Union list entry
Additional information


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