Ajwain Essential oil – Trachyspermum ammi
A HERB SIMILIAR TO BISHOP’S WEED – SEEDS ARE USED FOR CULINERY PURPOSES
INCI : Trachyspermum ammi
Source : Steam distilled from the herb & Seeds
Description: Ajowan is an annual herbaceous, 30 -70 cm (1 -2 ft) in height, bearing feathery leaves and red flowers. An erect glabrous or minutely pubescent-branched annual. The stems are striate, the leaves are rather distant, 2-3 pinnately divided, the segments linear.
Color: Pale yellow brown
Common Uses: Ajowan essential oil is much valued for it’s anti spasmodic, stimulant, tonic, and carminative properties. It is a potent anti microbial agent.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Thyme, parsley, sage
Aromatic Scent: herbaceous – spicy medicinal odor, much likes thyme
History: A herb similar to Bishop’s Weed, the essential oil of Ajowan has been traditionally used in India as an antiseptic and aromatic carminative. Its action and uses are similar to those of thymol. Ajowan is native to India, but is also cultivated in Iran, Egypt Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Chemical constituents : Thymol
Cautions: Use well diluted as it can cause skin irritation. Avoid during pregnancy.
Please note, Essential oils are not recommended to be taken internally unless under the supervision.