Whole fruit and dried and essential oil.
The European Medicine Agency (EMA) accepts its traditional use for the symptomatic treatment of mild spasmodic digestive disorders, including bloating and flatulence (gas), and minor spasms associated with menstruation. Also, as an expectorant in coughs associated with colds.
It has expectorant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and carminative properties. The results of pharmacological tests show it is respiratory and digestive relaxant.