Ammi majus

Ammi majus L.

Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

  • Bishop's Weed
  • Bullwort
  • False Bishop`s Weed
  • Greater Ammi
  • Lady'`s Lace
  • khaizuran خيزران
  • khilleh shaitani خِلِّة شيطاني
  • אַמִּיתָה גְּדוֹלָה
  • amita gedola


  • Cultivated areas (weeds)
  • Disturbed habitats
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Ammi majus L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



Prepare infusion of seeds & apply to affected skin.

Seed B

Other Uses

Ammi majus L.

Other Uses
System/State Complaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Parts Used Source

Urinary tract infection in animals


Boil leaves + fruit in water & add to animals`s drinking water x2/day.

Fruit, Leaf B

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Ammi majus contains furocoumarins associated with photosensitizing dermatitis. Unsafe in high doses or over long periods. Other side effects  include liver problems, nausea, dizziness, constipation, lack of appetite, headache, itching, trouble sleeping, ocular toxicity, fatigue, vertigo & jaundice.