Tracyspermum copticum



THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: digestive, antiemetic/antidiarrheal, anti-infective, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiseptic, tonic, stimulant, antispasmodic

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, circulatory system

RESONANCE: physical, mental

PLANT FAMILY: Umbelliferae

PART UTILIZED: seeds, organic

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Ajowan should always be diluted well when applied to the body; application can be on the feet or any area of the body needing assistance.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Ajowan is reminiscent of thyme in both aroma and action.

EMOTIONAL – SPIRITUAL – MENTAL ASPECTS: Ajowan is predominantly an oil for physical complaints. Ajowan also assists with mental and physical exhaustion. It can be calming and moderately sedating under certain circumstances.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Ajowan essential oil contains over 50% thymol, making it very effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. The high thymol content also makes it extremely potent and quite caustic. Ajowan is an excellent aid to digestion. It often helps relieve nausea, flatulence, and the cramping pains that accompany these conditions.

Although antispasmodic and sedating under certain conditions, Ajowan makes an excellent circulatory stimulant. Ajowan is helpful for fatigue, weakness, and to assist recovery after illness or accident. It also assists with mental or physical exhaustion, especially when the exhaustion is accompanied by great listlessness. Ajowan has been used in India (for a very long time) in the treatment of toothaches; clove oil also works great for a toothache but tastes better.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Ajowan is considered a fair substitute for cumin therapeutically, although the aromas are vastly different.

CAUTIONS: Ajowan has a very high thymol content and is best used as a small percent of an essential oil blend, especially for application to the skin. Pregnant women should certainly avoid its use as a single.


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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