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Ajowan Spice Oil  

[VRI/SP/10-001]

$ 10.50

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation

Certificate - ISO, GMP, Organic, IFRA, FSSAI, Halal

Source - Seeds

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Botanical Name:  Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Common name:  Ajwain, Read More

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Botanical Name: 

Trachyspermum ammi (L.)

Common name: 

Ajwain, Ajowan

Plant family: 

Apiaceae

Genus: 

Trachyspermum

Appearance/Color:

Yellow brown and Thin

Odor:

Spicy, medicinal and strong note

Blends With:

Thyme, Parsley and Sage Dalmatian

Origin

India

Source

Seeds

Method of Extraction

Steam Distillation

 

Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi L. Sprague) is an annual aromatic and herbaceous plant of the family Apiaceae. It is an erect annual herb with a striate stem and originated in the eastern regions of Persia and India. Its fruits are small, and grayish-brown in color.

Trachyspermum ammi commonly known as ‘Ajwain’ is distributed throughout India and is mostly cultivated in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The 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.

Ajowan is traditionally used with vegetables that can be indigestible such as cabbage, onion, cucumber, carrot, turnip and beetroot. Apart from that it has several pharmaceutical and ayurvedic properties. In India, it is widely used in Pickles since ancient times.

Ajowan Oil in Pharma

It is a highly valued medicinally important seed spice. The roots are diuretic in nature and the seeds possess excellent aphrodisiac properties. The seeds contain 2–4.4% brown colored oil known as ajwain oil. The main component of this oil is thymol, which is used in the treatment of gastro-intestinal ailments, lack of appetite and bronchial problems. The oil exhibits fungicidal, antimicrobial and anti-aggregatory effects on humans. Ajwain is a traditional potential herb and is widely used for curing various diseases in humans and animals. The fruit possesses stimulant, antispasmodic and carminative properties. It is an important remedial agent for flatulence, atonic dyspepsia and diarrhea. The seed of ajwain is bitter, pungent and it acts as anthelmintic, carminative, laxative, and stomachic. It also cures abdominal tumors, abdominal pains and piles. Seeds contain an essential oil containing about 50% thymol which is a strong germicide, anti-spasmodic and fungicide. Thymol is also used in toothpaste and perfumery.

Essence of Ajowan Oil

Ajwain with its characteristic aromatic smell and pungent taste is widely used as a spice in curries. Its seeds are used in small quantities for flavoring numerous foods, as preservatives, in medicine and for the manufacture of essential oil in perfumery. 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.

COMMON USAGE

·        Antifungal Pain Relief

·        Common Cold

·        Kidney Stones

·        Bronchodilator

 

·        Skin Care

Ingredients:

S. No

Key Constituents

Strength (%)

1

Thymol

36.9-53.8

2

g-Terpinene

14.6-35.0

3

p-Cymene

20.8-24.0

4

Carvacrol

1.0-16.4

5

p-limonene

0.25-5.1

6

b-Pinene

1.2-3.5

7

a-Pinene

0.3-1.8

 

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Safety Summary

·        Hazardous: Drug interaction; potentially carcinogenic, based on estragole content; reproductive hormone modulation; may inhibit blood clotting.

·        Contraindications (all routes): Pregnancy, breastfeeding, endometriosis, estrogen-dependant cancers, children under 5 years of Age.

·        Caution (Oral): Diabetes medication, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, other bleeding disorders.

·        Maximum Dermal Use Level: 0.2% (IFRA)

Organ Specific Effects

·        Adverse Skin Reactions: Not known

·        Cardiovascular Effects: Not Known

·        Reproductive Toxicity: Not Known

·        Hepatotoxicity: Not Found

Systemic Effects

·        Acute Toxicity:

o   ORAL (LD50): Acute: 2250 mg/kg [Rat]

o   DERMAL (LD50): Acute: 5000 mg/kg [Rabbit]

·        Subcute & Subchronic Toxicity: Skin: May cause skin irritation. Eyes: May cause eye irritation. Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal tract irritation. Inhalation: Inhalation of mist or vapor may cause respiratory tract irritation.

·        Carcinogenic: Not Classified

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

·        Ecotoxicity: Not available

·        Products of Biodegradation: Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.

 

·        Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: Not available

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