The fruit of Pimpinella Anisum.

Characters. - About 1/6 of an inch (4 millimetres) long, ovate. It has an agreeable aromatic odour, and a sweet, spicy ta,ste. It may be distinguished from conium fruit, which it somewhat resembles, and which has been mistaken for it, by the conium fruit consisting usually of single mericarps, which are smooth-grooved upon the face and have crenate ridges and no oil-tubes.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Aqua Anisi.......................................................................

Oleum ,, .......................................................................

1-4 min.

U.S.P.

Oleum Anisi ....................................................................

2-5 min.