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Bishop's weed (Ammi visnaga syn. Daucus visnaga)

Bishop's weed


Diuretic, antispasmodic, blood circulation, disinfectant

Areas of application:

Bronchitis, ureters, bile ducts, stomach and intestinal problems, coronary arteries, in asthma - cardiac oppression and cramps, blood circulation, angina pectoris, whooping cough, bronchial asthma, stomach and intestinal cramps, biliary colic, renal colic, after stone operations, after stone fragmentation

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

from August

To find:

It is found in the Mediterranean region, in particularly protected locations. Sometimes wild, otherwise garden plant.


Flavonoids, essential oil, fatty oil, proteins, coumarins, pyranocoumarin, visnagin, khellin


The flower of bishop's weed, also known as khella, consists of umbrella-shaped double umbels, the woody umbel rays of which are used as toothpicks in North Africa. Its growth habit is similar to our native carrot and the fruits look like aniseed, caraway or fennel seeds and smell spicy.

🛑 If bishop's herb is dosed too high, slight dizziness and headaches occur. High dosages also increase liver enzymes, so please do not use if the liver is already attacked or other substances that have a liver-damaging effect are taken. Khella should also be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Extended sunbathing and visiting the solarium are not recommended due to the skin's sensitivity to light.

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