Ammi visnaga

Ammi visnaga

(am'e vis-nag'a)
A perennial herb with a taproot, related to Queen Anne's lace, used in traditional Egyptian medicine as a diuretic and treatment for kidney stones. It is also used as a coronary vasodilator but is poorly tolerated when given orally. Compounds developed from its furan ring include amiodarone (an antiarrhythmic drug).
Synonym: khella; bishop's weed; toothpickweed

Ammi visnaga,

n See khella.

Ammi visnaga (ämˑ·mē viz·näˑ·g),

n part used: seeds; uses: asthma, diuretic, litholytic, vasodilator, relieve pain associated with kidney stones, spasmolytic, angina, coronary arteriosclerosis; precautions: dermatitis, phototoxic reactions. Also called
anmi, bishop's flower, bisnaga das searas, biznaga, busnaga, fijn akkerscherm, greater ammi, khaizaran, khellakraut, khillah, pick tooth, toothpickweed, visnaga, and
viznaga.
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Not only does she have high blood pressure (that is poorly controlled with Rauwolfia tincture) and asthma (partly controlled with Ammi visnaga and a few other herbs), but she's also been recently diagnosed with COPD.
Many more herbs are listed on the different schedules including Gelsemium, Convallaria, Ammi visnaga, Rauwolfia, Lobelia, Arnica and of course Digitalis and Ephedra.
The plant species and the percentage of interviewed informants, in parenthesis, were reported as follows: Artemisia inculata (19%) used for treating intestine; Majorana syriaca (12%) used for treating chest diseases and intestine; Ammi visnaga (11%) used for treating kidney stones, digestive system, respiratory system and urinary system; Citrulus colocynthis (10%) used for treating diarrhea; Teucrium capitatum (10%) used for treating intestine; Salvia fruticosa (8%) used for treating intestine; Mentha spicata (4%) used for treating intestine; Cyperus rotundus (1.
The comparative photosensitizing properties of Ammi majus and Ammi visnaga in goslings.
Keywords: Ammi visnaga Nephrolithiasis Hyperoxaluria Calcium oxalate Khellin Visnagin
The marker compounds khellin and visnagin were quantitatively determined in an aqueous extract prepared from the crushed fruits of Ammi visnaga L.
In conclusion, our present data indicate that an aqueous extract of Ammi visnaga L.
The chemical investigations on the ripe fruits of Ammi visnaga (LAM.
Conventional antiasthmatic compounds, such as sodium cromolyn and sodium cromoglycate, were developed from analogs of the naturally occurring furanochromone khellin (visammin), found in the Asian plant Ammi visnaga.