Botanical Name Ammi visnaga  
Botanical family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)  
Origin Morocco 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Seeds 
Appearance limpid, fluid and mobile liquid  
Color colorless 
Odor aromatic, green, acrid, with aniseed notes 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Chromones: khelline  Furocoumarins: marmesin  Esters: bornyl acetate  
Therapeutic properties  1. Antispasmodic through its vasodilator properties, similar to papaverin: coronary dil a bronchodilator, ureteral dilator
2. Anticoagulant
Main therapeutic indications  1. Coronary insufficiency, risk of myocardial infarction (emergency)
2. Atherosclerosis, hypercoagulability
3. Asthma (all kinds, both as prevention and during an episode)
4. Biliary colic  
5. Renal colic
6. Severe spasms in other locations
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