Family : Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Habitat : Cultivated throughout most of India, Afghanistan, Egypt, the west indies and the shychelle islands.
Odour : Characteristic odour warm, spicy pungent & reminiscent of thymol.
Part of plant used : Seed
Method of extraction : Steam Distillation
Dosha effect of oil : Ajowan spacifies Vatta and kapha Dosha. So it can be used effectively in all digestive problems.
Therapeutic indication : Powerful antiseptic and germicide, carminative.
Body: Ajowan should always be diluted well when applied to the body.
Skin: Avoid direct sunlight on skin to which this oil has been appiled.
safety Data : Possible mucous membrane and dermal irritant, due to high thymol. Should be avoided in pregnancy.