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Botanical Name : Trachyspermum ammi
Common Name : Bishop's weed, ajwain, thymol seeds
CAS # : 8001-99-8
Plant Parts Used : Seeds
Extraction Method : Seam distillation
Color & Odor : The oil of Ajwain is an almost colourless to brownish liquid with characteristic odour warm spicy pungent & reminiscent of thymol.

Description :
An valuable unani ingredient Ajwain or bishop's weed is cultivated in black soil particularly along the riverbank throughout India and also Iran, Egypt and Afghanistan.

Constituents & Specifications :
Thymol, p-cymene, alpha-pinene, limonene, gamma-terpines,
Specific Gravity : 0.89000 - 0.98000
Refractive Index : 1.45000 - 1.60000

Properties :
Ajowan oil has antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, antiseptic properties.

Benefits & Uses :
  • Wildly used in pharmaceuticals, fine fragrances, cosmetics, Food and Beverages.
  • Ajwain also enjoys some popularity in the Arabic world and is found in berbere, a spice mixture of Ethiopia which both shows Indian and Arabic heritage.
  • Ajwain Oil is widely used in food, flavour, cosmetic, pharmaceuticals, tocacco and Perfume industries.
  • It is also traditionally known as a digestive aid, a relief for abdominal discomfort due to indigestion and an antiseptic.

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