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Ajwain Essential Oil

Trachyspermum ammi

Ajwain Oil blends well with Parsley, Sage and Thyme Essential Oils.

Also known as Ajowan Caraway, Bishop's Weed, Omam or Carom

Known Uses

Ajwain Essential Oil is effective as an anti-viral, anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and is an expectorant, a tonic and a germicidal. It can cure problems with the digestive system including indigestion, ulcers, cholera, colic, and diarrhea. The application of Ajwain Oil is known to alleviate respiratory problems such as sore throat, cough and sneezing. You can also use it to clean ears and eyes.

Ajwain acts as bronchodilator and makes breathing easier. As such, it is helpful in the treatment of asthma. The analgesic properties of Ajowan Essential Oil soothe aching and sore muscles and joints as well as arthritis andpromote a tranquil sleep; it can also numb toothaches and earaches.

By mixing Ajwain Oil with a carrier oil, it can be used for the treatment of pimples, acne, and even ringworm. Ajwain Oil also acts as an excellent circulatory system stimulant and can effectively treat fever, headache, migraine, and.


Ajwain Essential Oil originated in the eastern Mediterranean, possibly Egypt, and spread up to India from the Near East. Today, it is grown in Afghanistan, Egypt and Iran. In India, Gujarat and Rajasthan are the major Ajwain-producing states.


Pregnant women and children should use Ajwain Oil only after consulting with a health care provider. Ajwain oil should be kept in an airtight container away from sunlight.

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