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Fruit of bishop's weed, also called Ammi-visnaga fruit, is a drug used as a herbal medicine, among other things, as a spasmolytic or diuretic in urinary and bladder disorders and coronary circulatory disorders.
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Effective ingredients of Ammi-visnaga fruits are Furanochrome: Khellin (up to 1 %), Khellosid, Visnadin, Khellol. Furthermore 0.2 and 0.5 % pyranocoumarin ester: e.g. visnadine, samidine, dihydrosamidine. Alkaloids: Khellinone and Visnaginone. In addition, the drug contains flavone glycosides, fatty oil, essential oils.
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Field of application/useThis section has been translated automatically.
The indications are mild stenocardial complaints and cramp-like abdominal complaints. Other indications include mild forms of obstructive respiratory symptoms, postoperative treatment of urinary stone disease, paroxymic tachycardia, and extrasystoles.
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The usual average daily dose is 20 mg gamma-pyrone (calculated as khellin). The drug is administered in crushed form.
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The use of Ammi-visnaga fruits can lead to (pseudo-) allergies, reversible chronic icterus and sleep disorders. In addition, the skin is more sensitive to light due to the intake of khellin.
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During the use of Ammi-visnaga fruit, the patient should avoid uncontrolled sunbathing and UV radiation.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Schlicher H (2016) Leitfaden Phytotherapie, Urban & Fischer Verlag, Munich, p 51.
- Hoffmann J et al (2020) New Herbal Biomedicines for the Topical Treatment of Dermatological Disorders. Biomedicines. 8(2):27 https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/8/2/27