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In Egypt, a tea made from the fruit of this species has been used as an herbal remedy for kidney stones.
Preparations of Ammi visnaga fruits have also been used for angina pectoris therapy.
Khellin, a chemical compound obtained from A. visnaga, was used at one time as a smooth muscle relaxant, but its use is limited due to adverse side effects. Amiodarone and cromoglycate are synthetic derivatives of khellin with fewer side effects which were developed for use in modern medicine.[medical citation needed]
Visnagin is another chemical compound which is found in A. visnaga. Visnadine is a natural vasodilator found in A. visnaga.
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Kidney stones
- Menstrual cramps
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Whooping cough