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Scientific name: Trachyspermum Ammi
Oil origin: Seeds
Extraction: Steam distilled
Aroma: Herbaceous, thyme-like
Odor Strength: High
Evaporation: Top note
Ajowan oil is a pungent oil having a tradition rooted in Ayurvedic medicine. It has historically been used as a remedy for digestive disorders, toothache reduction, antiseptic applications, and analgesic (pain relieving) functions. Ajowan contains over 50% Thymol, a naturally occurring biocidal agent that results in a particularly potent oil with antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
The pain relieving properties of Ajowan essential oil promotes a restful sleep, soothe sore and aching muscles, and numb toothaches. The antiseptic qualities make Ajowan ideal for cleaning wounds and purging bacteria, most notable fungal infections. All these properties combined cleanse the mind and help to surmount mental exhaustion.
Ajowain essential oil is suitable for cosmetic applications, soaps, aromatherapy, and personal care formulations.
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This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
"The [ajowan] fruit possesses stimulant, antispasmodic and carminative properties and is used traditionally as an important remedial agent for flatulence, atonic dyspepsia, diarrhea, abdominal tumors, abdominal pains, piles, and bronchial problems, lack of appetite, galactogogue, asthma and amenorrhoea"
"Medicinally, it has been proven to possess various pharmacological activities like antifungal, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antinociceptive, cytotoxic, hypolipidemic, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, broncho-dilating actions, antilithiasis, diuretic, abortifacient, antitussive, nematicidal, anthelmintic and antifilarial"
"Seeds contain an essential oil containing about 50% thymol which is a strong germicide, anti-spasmodic and fungicide"
"In Indian system of medicine, ajwain is administered for curing stomach disorders, a paste of crushed fruits is applied externally for relieving colic pains; and a hot and dry fomentation of the fruits is applied on chest for asthma."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3358968/
"Resistance to antibacterial agents has become a serious problem for global health...[ajowan] oil were effective on the studied microorganism, the combination of these products with current antimicrobial agents could be considered as new antimicrobial compounds in further investigations."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25305209
"[Ajowan] Trachyspermum ammi contains a calcium channel blocker-like constituent (thymol) which may explain the hypotensive and bradycardiac effects observed in the in vivo studies."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23196098