Ajowan essential oil - Trachyspermum copticum - India
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Botanical Name: Trachyspermum copticum
Plant Part: Seeds
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: Ajowan is an herbaceous annual, 30 -70 cm (1 -2 ft) in height, bearing feathery leaves and red flowers. The oil is a pale yellowy brown, and thin.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Ajowan has a herbaceous, spicy, medicinal odor, with a strong top not similar to thyme.
Product Abstract: Also known as Bishop’s Weed and Indian Thyme, it is native to India, but also cultivated in Iran, Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.