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.
Common Uses: Ajowan Essential Oil is much valued for its anti-spasmodic, stimulant, tonic and carminative properties. It is also a potent anti-microbial agent.
Color: Pale yellow brown.
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Ajowan has a herbaceous, spicy, medicinal odor, similar to thyme.
Blends well with: This oil blends well with Thyme, Parsley, and Sage Dalmatian.
History: 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.
Cautions: Use well diluted as it can cause skin irritation and avoid it during pregnancy.