DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Ammeos visnagae fructus, also known as Ammi-visnaga fruits, is a drug used as a herbal medicine, among other things as an antispasmodic or diuretic for urinary and bladder problems and for coronary circulatory disorders.
IngredientsThis section has been translated automatically.
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.
For Ammi-visnaga fruit, a negative monograph has been issued by Commission E. However, the drug is used in various European countries.
The indications are for mild stenocardial complaints and cramp-like complaints of the abdomen. Other indications are mild forms of obstructive respiratory symptoms, postoperative treatment of urinary stones, paroxymal tachycardia and extrasystoles.
DosageThis section has been translated automatically.
The usual average daily dose is 20 mg gamma-pyrone (calculated as khellin). The drug is administered in crushed form.
Undesirable effectsThis section has been translated automatically.
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.
Note(s)This section has been translated automatically.
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.