Trachyspermum Ammi

Trachyspermum ammi (Ajwain Seed Oil)

Ajwain is a popular spice in India that has been used for centuries for flavouring and medicinal remedies. Rich in moisture, protein, carbohydrates, fat, minerals, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. Ajwain oil is known for its use for aromatherapy and therapeutic purposes.


Active Ingredients

The Main Chemical constituents of the ajwain oil are Thymol, Gamma-Terpinene, p-cymene, and beta-pinene. Alpha-pinene, alpha-thujene, beta-myrcene, carvacrol, limonene, and terpinene-4-ol.


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Pharmacological Activities


The oil of Ajwain is an important source of thymol, the most powerful therapeutic ingredient known for its , antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-filarial, nematicidal, anthelmintic, hypotensive, analgesic and antitussive properties. Ajwain seeds also contain ethanol and acetone extracts which have antibacterial properties.

 

Facts


FAMILY                                  :         Apiaceae/ Ubelliferae

Scientific Name                   :        Trachyspermum ammi

Other Names                        :        Agnivardhana or Yavanika., Carom Seeds

Country of Origin                 :        India

Colour                                     :         Pale Yellow- Brown to Reddish Brown

Odour                                      :         Woody, Pungent , Peppery

Solubility                                :         Soluble in Alcohol & Oil, Insoluble in Water

Extraction Method               :         Steam Distillation

Parts Used                              :         Seeds

Concoction:

  • Parsley oil
  • Thyme oil
  • Sage oil

Health Benefits:

  • Diarrhea
  • Colic
  • Atonic Dyspepsia
  • Cholera
  • Indigestion and Flatulence

References 

  • Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Department of Ayush. Part 1. 1999-2011;1:170–1
  • Singh I, Singh VP. Antifungal properties of aqueous and organic extracts of seed plants against Aspergillus flavus and A. niger. Phytomorphology. 2000;20:151–7
  • Sivropoulou A, Papanikolaou E, Nilolaou C, Kokkini S, Lanaras T, Arsenakis M. Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of origanum essential oils. J Agric Food Chem. 1996;44:1202–
  • Srivastava KC. Extract of a spice Omum (Trachyspermum ammi) shows antiaggregatory effects and alters arachidonic acid metabolism in human platelets. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 1988;
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