Ammi visnaga

(am′ē vis-nag′ă)

A perennial herb with a taproot, related to Queen Anne's lace, used in traditional Egyptian medicine as a diuretic and treatment for kidney stones. It is also used as a coronary vasodilator but is poorly tolerated when given orally. Compounds developed from its furan ring include amiodarone (an antiarrhythmic drug).
SYN: SEE: khella; SEE: bishop's weed; SEE: toothpickweed