Pale yellow brown with herbaceous,spicy,medicinal odor
Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water
0.910 to.930 @ 25°C
+0 to +2 @ 20°C
1.480 to 1.510 @ 20°C
Obtained by Steam distillation, Ajowan oil is derived from seed of annual herb Caum Ajowan. It is a annual herbaceous, 30 -70 cm (1 -2 ft) in height and bears feathery leaves & red flowers. When seeds are ripe, these are dried and processed for oil extraction.
Ajwain, carum, copticum
Thyme, Sage Dalmatian & Parsley.
CONSTITUENTS High in thymol, as much as 50%; p-cymene, alpha-pinene, limonene, gamma-terpines,Thymol
Ajowan oil has in it antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, antiseptic properties. It is used as a sedative for whooping cough & toothaches as well as assists in bronchitis, gas, skin disease, digestive weakness, diarrhea and cholera.