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Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) Essential Oil

Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) Essential Oil

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Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name:  Trachyspermum ammi
English Name: Ajwain
French Name: Ajowan, thym indien
Family: Apiacea (umbeliferous)
Origin: India

History and Origin

Ajwain is a plant growing in South India, from the apiacea family as caraway, cumin and dill. It is cultivated in India, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Egypt. The plant bears wide umbels of white flowers. The fruits are rich in essential oil. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part: Seeds
Extraction: Steam distillation
Main Components: Paracymene (20-25%), y-terpinene, thymol (40-50%), camphene
Oil Characteristics: Pale yellow-orange liquid. The smell is aromatic, animal and zesty.
Properties: Major antibacterial (wide spectrum), anti-infectious, antiviral and immune system stimulating, antifungal (fungicide), antiparasitic (parasiticide), antiseptic, tonic, antinauseant, carminative, aphrodisiac, warming, percutaneous analgesic.
Indications: Intestinal parasitic infections (amebiasis, ascaris, tænia) and cutaneous parasitic infections (scabies, tinea)+++, cutaneous, ungual and gynecological mycosis+++, infectious dermatitis, intestinal, urinary and gynecological bacterial and viral infections+++, rheumatic and muscular fever+++.
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Uses

Culinary

Ajwain is a spice used in India mainly in vegetarian dishes.

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Be careful with dosages: skin irritation can occur if oil is used non-diluted.
  • This oil should be avoided in children and in pregnant women (first three months) or while breast-feeding.
  • Consulting a specialist is advised.

Chromatography

Lot TRAMIND02S (2015/06)

India

Phenol: thymol (49,50 %)

Monoterpenes: γ-terpinene (19,83 %), p-cymene (19,28 %), β-pinene (3,97 %)

 

Lot B-TRAMIND05S (2018/01)

India

Phenol: thymol (52,64 %)

Monoterpenes: p-cymene (26,10 %)

 

Lot TRAMIND01T (2018/01)

India

Phenol: thymol (38,50 %)

Monoterpenes:  p-cymene (31,95 %), γ-terpinene (27,56 %)

 

Lot TRAMIND03T (2018/12)

India

Phenol: thymol (51,10 %)

Monoterpenes:  p-cymene (25,79 %)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Documentation and References