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.
Any colicky pain due to flatulence (gas), indigestion and infections in the intestines can easily be relieved by taking one teaspoonful of Ajwain along with 2-3 pinches of common salt in warm water. Ajwain is a very good digestive. It can be taken with buttermilk to alleviate digestion related problems. It is a good anti-acidic agent.