Sunday, May 7, 2017

Khella herbs

Active components of khella, including khellin, come from the fruits and seeds of Ammi visnaga. Khella is a bitter yet aromatic member of the same plant family as carrots and parsley.

Khella (Arabic name), or its more popular name Bishop’s weed, and the colloquial name Ajwain weed (Hindu name) is a small annual plant. The plant grows erect to a height of three feet, bearing wispy leaves and clusters of small white flowers.
Ammi visnaga
Khella acts as anti-fertilizin, antispasmodic, astringent, expectorant, haemostatic, lithotriptic, sedative, and vasodilator. Khella combats spasms in the smooth muscles that line the walls of blood vessels, bronchial airways and other tubes and ducts, making it useful in the treatment of angina, asthma, atherosclerosis and kidney stones.

The herb also may valuable in preventing bronchial and allergic reactions and is being studied for other disorders.
Khella herbs
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