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Khella essential oil


Khella essential oil

Ammi visnaga


Herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family, up to 1.20 meters in height, it grows on sandy wasteland. Its flowers form dense umbels which fold up during fruiting.

Origin and history

The Egyptians already used khella for its antispasmodic properties, in particular for kidney and urinary problems. It is still used a lot in traditional Moroccan medicine. Its dried stems are still used as a toothpick.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid 

Color: yellow to golden yellow

Odor: green, anise, sweet

Distilled parts: Seeds

Country of production: Morocco

Density: 0.863 to 0.879

Chemotype / composition



Relaxing and antispasmodic

Coronarodilator, vasodilator, anticoagulant




Dry spasms, asthma attack

Spasmodic colitis

Hepatic colic

Renal colic


Modes of use

Oral use at a rate of 1 drop 2 to 4 times a day for asthma

Avoid skin application: this EO is photosensitizing.

Possible synergy

Association with noble chamomile EO (soothing and antispasmodic) to soothe asthma attacks.

To relieve renal colic, the EO of khella can be combined with the EO of exotic basil (antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-infective) and rosemary with camphor (anti-lithiasis).

Helps awareness of emotions, especially in times of change

Soothes and comforts

Help to see things in a more positive way, to detach from external dependencies, to find a feeling of freedom

Helps to relativize and less to take seriously

Opens the heart chakra and develops its abilities.

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


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Energy value and synergy
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