Visnaga

La khella es una antigua planta medicinal muy bien documentada en el papiro de Ebers del antiguo Egipto. Su fruto se ha utilizado en muchos tratamientos y ahora se toma como suplemento alimenticio en todo el mundo o también como té.

Características

Nombre científico
Ammi visnaga. 

Otros nombres
Hierba de los obispos, planta de los palillos, hierba de los palillos, bisnaga. 

Partes de plantas usadas
Fruta y Semilla.

Propiedades medicinales

Uso principal: Diurético.

Efectos curativos

        • Piedras en el riñón
        • Angina de pecho
        • Asma
        • Antiespasmódico
        • Bronquitis espástica

Método de aplicación

        • Oralmente
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Ammi_visnaga (Wikipedia)

Ammi visnaga
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Apiales
Family:Apiaceae
Genus:Ammi
Species:
A. visnaga
Binomial name
Ammi visnaga
Synonyms

Visnaga daucoides

Ammi visnaga is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family known by many common names, including toothpick-plant, toothpickweed, bisnaga, khella, or sometimes Bishop's weed. It is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa, but it can be found throughout the world as an introduced species. This is an annual or biennial herb growing from a taproot erect to a maximum height near 80 centimeters. Leaves are up to 20 centimeters long and generally oval to triangular in shape but dissected into many small linear to lance-shaped segments. The inflorescence is a compound umbel of white flowers similar to those of other Apiaceae species. The fruit is a compressed oval-shaped body less than 3 millimeters long. This and other Ammi species are sources of khellin, a diuretic extract.

Like its close relative Ammi majus, A. visnaga is commonly seen in gardens where it is grown from seed annually.

Khella (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • kella

Etymology

Borrowed from Arabic خِلَّة(ḵilla).

Noun

khella (uncountable)

  1. The plant Visnaga daucoides (syn. Ammi visnaga).

Synonyms

  • Ammi visnaga; bisnaga, bishop's weed, lesser bishop's weed, toothpick ami, toothpickweed

Derived terms

  • khellin
  • khellol
  • khelloside
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