The wide and varied Khella herb uses is just one of the reasons it has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Native to the Mediterranean region, the bitter aromatic plant is now cultivated in many places throughout the world. Characterized by its small white flowers and the very small fruits it bears, the use of Khella, Ammi visnaga (parsley family), for health purposes has been recorded as far back as four thousand years ago.
A variety of uses for Khella include:
- Relaxing the main veins and arteries leading to the heart; the heart becomes healthier as Khella causes the veins constrict less and allows more blood to flow to and from the heart.
- Lowers blood pressure and promotes good cholesterol distribution in the body.
- Reduces pain associated with passing kidney stones.
- Relieves coughing spasms, menstrual cramps and stomach cramps after minimal doses.
- Reduces the frequency and level of difficulty of asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.
- External use reduces inflammation, heals wounds and relieves pain associated with poisonous bites.
Khella can be taken in pill or capsule form, two to three times daily with water.
Khella herb is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
People suffering from high blood pressure should consult with their healthcare professionals before making use of the herb. Khella can cause light sensitivity in certain individuals; if this happens, consult an herbalist regarding continued use.
The wide variety of Khella uses span the cardiac, circulatory, respiratory and renal systems in addition to being used as an anti-inflammatory agent.