Among some representatives species of the Apiaceae family, we can mention; the Cuminum cyminum (cumin), Anethum graveolens (dill), Pimpinella
anisum (anise) and Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) and the fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), plants with culinary and medical applications (Downie et al., 2000).
Gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric analysis of essential oils from Pimpinella
species gathered from Central and Northern Turkey.
Among all respondents, the most commonly used herbal medicines were black seed (Nigella sativa) (20%), anise (Pimpinella
anisum) (13%), olibanum (Boswellia sacra) (12%), ginger (Zingiber officinale) (11%), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) (10%), guava (Psidium guajava) leaf (10%), olive (Olea europaea) oil (9%), thyme (Thymus vulgaris) (6%), chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) (5%), peppermint (Menthapiperita) (5%), clove (Syzygium aromaticum) (5%), turmeric (Curcuma longa) (4%), costus (Saussurea lappa) (4%), sidr (Ziziphus spina-christi) (3%), myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) (3%), Ivy (Hedera helix) (3%), sesame (Sesamum indicum) oil (3%).
Methylchavicol, or estragole, is a natural constituent of a number of plants, including tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), sweet basil (Ocimum canum) and sweet fennel (Pimpinella
anisum), and their EOs have been widely used in foodstuffs as flavoring agents (VINCENZI et al., 2000).
(110-114) Cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass) oil, (146-149) Pimpinella
seeds was increased when they were treated with essential oil of fennel, Pimpinella
Efeito do estresse hidrico na germinacao e no vigor de sementes de anis (Pimpinella
anisum L.), funcho (Foeniculum vulgare Miller) e endro (Anethum graveolens L.).
This study examined the toxicity of anethole, an aromatic compound of the essential oil of anise (Pimpinella
anisum), as well as that of the essential oils of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) and sweet scented marigold (Tagetes lucida) to Varroa mites and honey bees.
Anethole--anise camphor, para-methoxyphenylpropene, CAS number: 104-46-1--is a colorless, crystalline aromatic terpenoid analogue with a characteristic sweet taste and pleasant aroma, occurring in many essential oils obtained from plants belonging to the family Apiaceae, such as anise (Pimpinella
anisum), star anise (Illicium verum), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), and caraway (Carum carvi) [1-4] (Table 1).
For examples, the essential oil of Heracleum persicum showed fumigant toxicity against Callosobruchus maculatus , Pimpinella
anisum essential oil also showed strong fumigant toxicity against Ephestia kuehniella and Sitophilus oryzae , and Ferula asafetida essential oil possessed strong repellent activity against Tribolium castaneum .
There are several examples of herbal products and medicinal teas used for different purposes in children/breastfeeding mother includes Zingiber officinalis, Pimpinella
anisum, Hedara helix and others with reported side effects.
The quinic acid derivative obtained from Pimpinella
brachycarpa (Umbeliferae) showed an inhibitory effect against nitric oxide (NO) production in microglia (26).