A volatile

Oil distilled in Europe from anise fruit or in China from the star anise fruit (p. 840). Characters. - Colourless or pale yellow; with the odour of anise, and a warm, sweetish taste. Concretes at 10° to 15° C. (50°-59°F.). Oil of illicium has nearly the same properties, except that it congeals at 2° C. (35.6° F.).

Composition. - The same as that of oil of fennel. Dose. - 2-5 min.

Preparations.

B.P.

Dose.

Essentia Anisi .............................................................................

10 20 min.

Tinctura Camphorae Composita .................................................

.15 min. 1 fl. dr.

Tinctura Opii Ammoniata ..........................................................

1/2-1 fl. dr.

U.S.P.

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

Indefinite.

Spiritus Anisi..............................................................................

1 2 fl. dr.

Tinctura Opii Camphorata ........................................................

1 2 fl. dr.

Trochisci Glycyrrhizae et Opii...................................................

1-3 troches.

Use. - It is an aromatic stimulant carminative, and is used as an adjunct to purgatives to lessen griping.