Product Code : khellin-250x250
|Minimum Order Quantity||1 Kilogram|
Khella (Ammi Visnaga) is known as other names: Ammi, Ammi daucoides, Ammi visnaga, Ammi Visnage, Visnaga, Visnagae, Visnagafruchte, Visnagin, Bischofskrautfruchte, Bishop's Weed, Bishop’s Weed Fruit, Biznaga, Daucus visnaga, Fenouil Annuel, Fruits de Khella, Herbe aux Cure-Dents, Herbe aux Gencives, Khellin, Khelline, Noukha, Toothpick...
Khella (Ammi visnaga) was originally cultivated by the ancient Egyptians who used it to treat many ailments, including urinary tract diseases. It was also used in the Middle Ages as a diuretic. Much like its other family member Queen Anne's lace, khella plants grow up to two feet in height and have thinly cut fern-like leaves. The plant possesses many flowering stems and each of these is crowned with encompassing collections of countless minuscule, white flowers. These clusters of flowers are known as umbels as their shoots spread out from a middle point like the ribs of an umbrella. It is interesting to note that the umbels themselves are made of smaller umbels. Once the flowers have dried up and the seeds ripened, the small stems of the main umbels become rigid and hard. This part of the plant too is used by the Arabs as toothpicks and for this reason they have aptly named the khella plant as the ‘toothpick plant.'
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