ammi visnaga

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ammi visnaga
Other Names:

AMEO, Ami, Daucé, toothpicks, FISTRA, Gingidio, Perla.

For lovers of natural life, I like to know that the radios that form the umbels of this plant, once dry, are magnificent chopsticks toothpicks. They also have the advantage of releasing a pleasant aroma.

HABITAT: grows spontaneously on uncultivated land and dry in the Mediterranean region, of which he comes. Has been introduced in Central Europe and North America.

Description: annual plant of the family of Umbelíferas, which reaches up to one meter in height. The flowers are arranged in umbels that can have up to 80 or 100 radios. The species differs from Visnaga Ammi Ammi Majus that the sheets that are stronger and are divided into strips.

Usage: infusion with 30 grams of fruit in a pint of water. After casting, are taken each day 3 cups sweetened with honey.

Used Part.

The fruits (esquizocarpos)

Active Principles.

Furocromonas: Kelin (0. 5 - 1%) visnagina (0, 05 - 0, 1%, kelol and kelolglucósido (0, 3 - 1%) Piranocumarinas arising from the sesilina: visnadina, samidina, dihidrosamidina; flavonoid derivatives kenferol, quercetol and mirceol.

Drug Action.

The furocromonas behave as relaxing the smooth muscle fiber, with a spasmolytic effect on the coronary arteries and the respiratory tract and urinary catheters, coronary antiarrhytmic, sedative, diuretic. Externally is photosensitising.

Properties and indications:

He was considered a panacea for the Islamic medieval Hellenism.

In topical use, for its content Kelin (with photosensitising action, combined with controlled ultraviolet irradiation) may be useful for the treatment of alopecia areata and vitiligo (after the demise of the dermatitis is a hyperpigmentation)

The active principles of the biznaga, known as furanocromonas (coumarin glycosides) are found in fruits. All have a marked effect antispasmodic, so it is also useful in the following diseases colic nephritic (helps expel the calculations and it would also have a diuretic effect) asthma (for their effect bronchodilator) angina pectoris (by its effect vasodilator) and in general, provided that it is relaxing the various channels and hollow viscera of the body. Coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, neurovegetative dystonia.


Pregnancy, infancy, young children.

Incompatible with other cardiac and Anthraquinone laxatives.

Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

If after contact on the skin moist with fresh plant is a radiation exposure, can appear photosensitization phenomena.

High doses, or its continued use, can produce nausea, insomnia, dizziness, headache, profuse sweating and sleepiness.

Caution / Poisoning.

Both internal use as a topical (for the treatment of vitiligo alopecia and leucodermia) should only be done under medical specialist.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

see precautions)

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert. Infuse 10 minutes. Two cups per day, after meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 15 - 30 drops, 1 to 3 times a day.

Tincture (1: 5) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Dust: 0. 2 to 1 g / day, in capsules or tablets of 200 mg.


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