In Table 1, the majority compound present in the cumin essential oil was the cuminaldehyde (32.66%), for the dill the carvone (34.89%), for the anise the trans-anethole (94.01%) and for the fennel the anethole
Considered both a vegetable and an herb, fennel contains an important anti-inflammatory phytonutrient named anethole
that blocks inflammation.
Green tea contains several phenolic compounds such as anethole
and eugenol that contribute to the tea flavor in addition to therapeutic properties.
** The article states, "In humans estragole usually enters the body as a component of fennel tea, or as a food that has been seasoned with herb that contains many other substances like nevadensin, epigallocatechine, other flavonoids, and anethole
[in essential oil], that have a protective role and so counterbalance to the possible effect of pure estragole." (19)
Essential oil of Croton zehntneri and its major constituent anethole
display gastroprotective effect by increasing the surface mucous layer.
Anize oil contains thymol, terpineol and anethole
, which are thought to help with cough and flu cases.
It can also be created by oxidation of anethole
(an allied fragrance that is found in alcoholic beverages).
The main constituents of the plant are anethole
, fenchone, flavanoids, coumarins and sterols.
The active componenets of the essential oil mixture Components (mg/kg) Thymol (thyme oil) 2000 B-phellanderene (thymeoil) 1300 Limonene (thyme oil+pepermint oil) 3525 B-pinene (thyme oil+pepermit oil) 1977 Linalool (oreganum oil) 3645 Carcacrol (oreganum oil) 8910 Anethole
(anise oil) 10712 Menthole (pepermint oil) 6375 Table 2.
Immune effects of dietary anethole
on Eimeria acervulina infection.
restores delayed gastric emptying and impaired gastric accommodation in rodents," Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol.
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.