Ajowain Fruits CO2 Select Extract Organic / Essential Oil (Trachyspermum ammi)
Ajowain may also be referred to as Bishop’s Weed, or Indian Thyme. It is typically processed in India using co2 select extraction as a method for extracting oil from the seed pods.
Astringent Earthy Fresh Green Herbaceous Medicinal Spicy Strong Warm
- Common Name(s): Bishop’s Weed, or Indian Thyme
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Synonyms(s) for Trachyspermum ammi: Ammi cicutarium, Ammi copticum, Ammios muricata, Athamanta ajouan, Bunium aromaticum, Bunium copticum, Carum ajawain, Carum ajowan, Carum ammi, Carum copticum, Carum korolkowii, Daucus anisodorus, Daucus copticus, Deverra korolkowii, Helosciadium ammi, Helosciadium ammi, Ligusticum ajouan, Pituranthos korolkowii, Ptychotis ajowan, Ptychotis coptica, Ptychotis foeniculifolia, Selinum copticum, Seseli ammi, Seseli foeniculifolium, Sison ammi, Trachyspermum ammi, Trachyspermum copticum
- Botanical Family: Apiaceae
- Botanical Genus: Trachyspermum
- Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Phenols
- Major Compounds: High in thymol, as much as 50%; p-cymene, alpha-pinene, limonene, gamma-terpines, Thymol
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Aroma chemistry: Ajowan essential oil and Co2 extract is similar in chemistry to Thyme ct thymol because of its high content of phenols (over 50%). It also contains a high percentage of monoterpenes y-terpinene (25%) & para-cymene (22.9%), which when combined with the thymol, synergistically support the anti-viral, antibacterial properties that this oil contains. Para-cymene is also known to be analgesic, thereby reducing pain as well.
- Color: Pale yellow brown
- Countries of Production: India
- Indigenous Country: India
- Cultivation: Organically Grown
- Processing Methods: CO2 Select Extraction
- Part Typically Used: Seed pods
- Shelf Life: Long long time
- Ethically and sustainably sourced
Benefits & Uses
Therapeutic Benefits of Ajowain:
Analgesic Anti-bacterial Anti-fungal Anti-infectious Anti-microbial Anti-oxidant Anti-septic Anti-spasmodic Anti-viral Carminative Digestive stimulant Digestive tonic Energizing Rubefacient Stimulant Strengthening Warming
Other Uses for Ajowain:
Cautions & Safety
Safety Precautions for Ajowain:
Botanical Description of Ajowain:
Ajowan is also known as Bishop’s weed. It is a small erect shrub and has soft, fine feathery leaves. The seeds are gray colored. Ajowan looks like wild parsley, similar to celery, caraway and cumin seeds and is native to India. The plant flowers in about two months and the fruit is harvested when the flower heads turn brown. They are pulled out, dried on mats and separated by rubbing with the hands or feet.
History of Ajowain:
Ajowan has been traditionally used in India as an antiseptic and aromatic carminative. Native to India, it is also cultivated in Iran, Egypt Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Traditional Folklore of Ajowain:
Ajowan is used in Ayurvedic herbalism and considered to have warming effects for cold conditions that debilitate. Ajowan is antispasmodic and relieves abdominal pain or distension. It is helpful for stimulating the appetite and enhancing digestion The boiled seeds were used to cleanse the eyes and cure deafness. An old belief was that Ajowan seeds soaked in lemon juice and dried 7 times before ingested cured impotence.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Ajowain:
2nd Chakra - Relationships 3rd Chakra - Personal Power Creation Energy Energizing Expansive Purifying Source Energy
Ajowain Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Trachyspermum ammi.
- PubMed: Evaluation of 15 Local Plant Species as Larvicidal Agents Against an Indian Strain of Dengue Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae).
- PubMed: Studies on the viability and membrane integrity of human spermatozoa treated with essential oil of Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague ex Turrill fruit.
- PubMed: In vitro determination of the contraceptive spermicidal activity of essential oil of Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague ex Turrill fruits.
- PubMed: Rapid densitometric method for simultaneous analysis of umbelliferone, psoralen, and eugenol in herbal raw materials using HPTLC.