Pimpinella anisum
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Pimpinella anisum

anise burnet saxifrage

  family apiaceae 
  genus pimpinella 

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Genus  Pimpinella Species  anisum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  anise burnet saxifrage Family  APIACEAE Specimen number  S8016 Data source  MedPl p246;Xeri p278
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  It does well in moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  impotence remedy   galactagogue   carminative   antiemetic   antispasmodic Medicinal parts  Seeds   Essential oil Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Do not take essential oil internally. Medicinal notes  Pimpinella anisum has too many possible beneficial herbal uses to fully enumerate. A few of its uses include: as an impotence remedy, as a galactagogue, as a carminative and as an antiemetic. See the medicinal properties section for the full list. Anise burnet saxifrage is not safe for use during pregnancy. The seeds and the essential oil are used in herbal preparations. Do not take essential oil internally.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Pimpinella anisum has an annual life cycle. The flowers are usually a yellow color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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