Ajowan or Ajwain (Trachyspermum Ammi or Trachyspermum copticum) has been a part of the Indian traditional regimen and is also used as a popular spice. It is an erect, aromatic, glabrous or minutely pubescent, branched annual with striate stem, white flowers, up to 90 cm height and the plant is native of Egypt and is cultivated in India, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. In India it is cultivated in Utter Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. It resembles cumin, fennel, caraway and smells like thyme. These seeds contain iron, calcium, thiamine, niacin, carotene, riboflavin, phosphorus and fiber.
Ajowan essential oil extracted from these seeds through steam distillation process possess about 50% of thymol; the most powerful therapeutic ingredient known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, anesthetic and pain-relieving qualities, along with dipentene, carvacrol, p-cymene, a-terpinene, limonene, a-pinene, styrene, b-phyllanderene, carvone and dillapiole.
Colourless to brownish liquid
Herbaceous, spicy, similar to thyme.
Trachyspermum ammi fruit oil
Ammi copticum L., Carum copticum
0.910-0.930 @ 20°C
1.498-1.504 @ 20°C
100% Pure and Natural
Insoluble in Water; soluble in alcohols
INSTANT RELIEF FROM ACIDITY AND INDIGESTION
Ajowan is a good anti-acid agent and natural antacid. It is beneficial for stomach and gives relief to the mucous membrane of the stomach from acidity and hyperacidity. The active enzymes in ajwain help in boosting our digestive functions by facilitating the release of gastric juices.
TREATS COMMON COLD
This spice has been proven to be extremely effective in providing wonderful relief from cough and cold symptoms not only in kids but also in elders. Ajowan helps in avoiding nasal blockage by discharging the mucus easily.
EASES THE PAIN DUE TO ARTHRITIS
These seeds are of great significance for people suffering from arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory characteristic. They have antibiotic properties that reduce redness and combat inflammation, and they possess anaesthetic properties that soothe the pain and swelling.
FOR EAR AND TOOTH ACHE
To ease a dreaded ear pain, two drops of ajwain oil are enough. For instant relief from tooth-ache, gargle with a mix of lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon of ajwain and salt. Simply inhaling the fumes of burning ajwain seeds can do wonders for an aching tooth. Besides this, it acts as a great mouth wash and maintains good oral hygiene.