||Bishop's weed, ajwain, thymol seeds
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||The oil of Ajwain is an almost colourless to brownish
liquid with characteristic odour warm spicy pungent & reminiscent of
An valuable unani ingredient Ajwain or bishop's weed is cultivated in black
soil particularly along the riverbank throughout India and also Iran, Egypt
Constituents & Specifications :
Thymol, p-cymene, alpha-pinene, limonene, gamma-terpines,
Specific Gravity :
0.89000 - 0.98000
Refractive Index :
1.45000 - 1.60000
Ajowan oil has antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiviral, anti-parasitic,
anti-fungal, antiseptic properties.
Benefits & Uses :
- Wildly used in pharmaceuticals, fine fragrances, cosmetics, Food and
- Ajwain also enjoys some popularity in the Arabic world and is found
in berbere, a spice mixture of Ethiopia which both shows Indian and
- 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.