Botanical Name: Trachyspermum copticum
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Ajowan is an herbaceous annual, 30 -70 cm (1 -2 ft) in height, bearing feathery leaves and red flowers. The stems are striate, the leaves are rather distant, 2-3 pinnately divided, the segments linear.
Aromatic Scent: Ajowan has a herbaceous, spicy, medicinal odor, similar to thyme.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: This oil blends well with Thyme, Parsley, and Sage Dalmatian.
Common Uses: The chemical constituents in Ajowan Essential Oil, thymol and carvacol, have anti-spasmodic and anti-microbial properties.
Historical: Also known as Bishop’s Weed and Indian Thyme, Ajowan has been traditionally used in India as an antiseptic and aromatic carminative. Native to India, it is also cultivated in Iran, Egypt Pakistan and Afghanistan.