Anethi fructus

Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Dill fruit

Definition
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Anethi fructus, also called dill fruit, is a drug used in herbal medicines to treat dyspeptic complaints and gastritis, among other things.

Ingredients
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Anethi fructus contains carvone rich essential oil, coumarin derivatives and caffeic acid derivatives.

Effects
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Dill fruits have a spasmolytic and bacteriostatic effect. The essential oil has a spasmolytic effect on the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract.

Field of application/use
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Dill fruits are used for dyspeptic complaints, gastritis, flatulence and stomach problems.

Dosage
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The average daily dose of the drug is 3 g, or 0.1 to 0.3 g essential oil. The drug is taken in infusions or other galenical preparations for ingestion or as a spice as a preventive dietary measure.

Undesirable effects
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There are no known adverse effects.

Contraindication
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There are no known contraindications.

Interactions
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There are no known interactions with other drugs.

Note(s)
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The spasmolytic and bacteriostatic effect is weaker than in preparations containing caraway. A cholesterol-lowering effect has not yet been proven.

Literature
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  1. Schilcher H (Ed.) in, Guide to Phytotherapy, Urban & Fischer Verlag (2016) Munich, p.107.

Incoming links (1)

Dill;

Outgoing links (2)

Caffeic acid; Coumarins;