Ajowan Oil, scientifically known as Trachyspermum ammi oil, is derived from the seeds of the Ajwain plant. It belongs to the Apiaceae family and is commonly found in India, Pakistan, and the Middle East. The oil is extracted through a steam distillation process, capturing its potent and aromatic compounds.
Ajowan Oil has a unique composition, primarily consisting of thymol, gamma-terpinene, and p-cymene. Thymol is the major active component responsible for its medicinal properties. The oil also contains other beneficial constituents such as alpha-pinene, limonene, and beta-pinene.
In terms of its properties, Ajowan Oil exhibits antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, and antioxidant activities. It is widely used in traditional medicine for its digestive, carminative, and stimulant properties. It is believed to aid in relieving digestive issues, flatulence, and abdominal discomfort.
Furthermore, Ajowan Oil has been explored for its potential applications in treating respiratory conditions like coughs, bronchitis, and asthma due to its expectorant and bronchodilator properties. Its antimicrobial properties make it useful for skin care, particularly in combating acne, fungal infections, and other skin ailments.
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|The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the seeds/fruits of Trachyspermum ammi
|Method of extraction
|Yellow to Yellowish Brown
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