khella

khella

Herbal medicine
An Arabian shrub, the leaves of which have a high content of khellin, which is diuretic and broncho- and vasodilatory; it was used in the past to treat angina pectoris, asthma and kidney stones, but is rarely used by modern Western herbologists given its toxicity.

Toxic effects
Nausea, vomiting.
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