Khella Essential Oil
Khella (Ammi) is an annual or biennial herb with fattened roots similar to that of carrots, and its leaves are oval to triangular in shape with highly branched stems and has white flowers.
- Botanical Family: Apiaceae
- Other Common Names: Ammi
- Part of Plant Used: Seeds
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Khella is comprised of esters (2-methyl butanoate-2 methylbutyl, 2-methylbutyl isobutyrate) and monoterpene alcohols (linalool).
- Respiratory: used to sooth respiratory inflammation
- Skin: helps with skin irritations and inflammations
- Spiritual: supports the Root and Sacral Chakras focusing on relationships, balance, and support
- Scent Profile: Mid note with a sharp herbaceous and citrusy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Khella can last up to 100-200 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Herbaceous
- Blends well with: Blue Tansy, Cape Chamomile, German Chamomile, Hyssop decumbens, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Thyme ct gerianol
- May be phototoxic
- Avoid if taking blood thinning medications.
- At low or normal doses it appears nontoxic, however in large doses and with prolonged use it can be a hepatoxin.
Products Using Khella Essential Oil
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- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.