Ajwain oil is derived from the herb scientifically known as Trachyspermum ammi, or Caram copticum. Ajwain oil belongs to Apiaceae family, originated from Egypt and spread throughout South West Asia such as in India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The plant of Ajwain oil grows approximately up to 2 feet, predominate winter crop. Ajwain is annual shrub with small, soft hairs and its fruits are grayish in color and oval in shape. Ajwain oil is used in the preparation of medicines.
Properties : Ajwain oil is pale yellowish in color, burning taste with characteristic thyme odor.
Chemical Composition : Ajwain oil is chemically composed of thymol, β-pinene, γ-terpinene, carvacrol, dipentene, and p-cymene.
Ajwain oil is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of toothpaste and mouthwashes
Ajwain oil is also used in aromatherapy, in body oil
Ajwain oil is very useful for the treatment of cholera and diarrhea.
It provides aid in healing painful throat.
Ajwain oil used to ease stuffy nose, sinus congestion, cold, and coughs.
Ajwain oil is very helpful for the treatment of kidney stone as its property has ability to dissolves stone and treats urinary infections
It is also used in wound cleaning
Ajwain oil is used for treating skin infection as it has antiseptic property.
It has the antifungal component which helps to get rid of molds, yeasts and other fungi.
It is used for the treatment of a migraine and rheumatic pain.
Safety and Prevention :
If any person is on diet, avoid using ajowain oil.
Consult to doctor first before using while pregnant or breastfeeding.