You will discover khella to be beneficial for many conditions due to its antispasmodic properties and its ability to relax and widen blood vessels. Traditionally khella essential oil has been used to combat respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis. A variety of studies have found ammi visnaga (khella) also effective for use in treating psoriasis and hypoglycemia and in raising “good cholesterol” (HDL) levels. Medications like amiodarone, nifedipine, and cromolyn (used to treat irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, and mastocytosis, respectively) are created from khella (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4660521/). Try this natural powerhouse for yourself.

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Seeds
Botanical Family: Apiaceae
Chemical Family: Monoterpenols
Country of Origin: Morocco
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Herbal, Earthy-Root-like notes, Grassy
Note Classification: Middle




Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Creation
  • Balancing
  • Grounding

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Anti-allergenic – An agent that reduces the symptoms of allergies.
  • Antispasmodic —Relieves spasms of voluntary and involuntary muscles.
  • Vasodilator – Helps to dilate blood vessels.




Ammi Visnaga is not an essential oil to be used lightly. It is a strong photosensitizer and should be avoided if you are taking blood thinning medications. At low/normal doses it appears nontoxic, however in large doses and with prolonged regular use it can be a hepatoxin.

If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.


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