Botanical Name: Trachyspermum copticum
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Ajowan is an herbaceous annual, 30 -70 cm (1 -2 ft) in height, bearing feathery leaves and red flowers. 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 its anti-spasmodic, stimulant, tonic and carminative properties. It is also a potent anti-microbial agent.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: This oil blends well with Thyme, Parsley and Sage Dalmatian.
Aromatic Scent: Ajowan has a herbaceous, spicy, medicinal odor, similar to thyme.
History: Also known as Bishop’s Weed, Ajowan Essential Oil 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.
Cautions: Use well diluted as it can cause skin irritation. Avoid during pregnancy.