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Trachyspermum ammi 

Chemotype: thymol, γ terpinene

Distilled part: Seeds

Origin: India

Main properties:

  • *** Antibacterial 
  • *** Antiviral 
  • ** Antifungal 
  • ** Antiparasitic 

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Apiaceae family, medicinal plant native to India, Pakistan and the Middle East. The plant has a similarity with parsley because of its resemblance with the seeds, fruit pods are sometimes called seeds, which are egg-shaped and greyish. The fruit pod is often confused with lovage seed. The raw fruit smells almost exactly like thyme because it also contains thymol. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the seeds.

Main molecules (%): thymol 40-55%, γ terpinene 15-50%, paracymene 10-30%

Synonyms: Ajwain, Bishop´s weed, Sprague, Carum copticum.


- Oral: Facultative prescription

- Topical: YES

- Diffusion: YES

- Children: NO

- Alimentary: YES

  • - Main traditional uses: Amibiosis ***, Diarrhoea ** Colitis **, Mycosis *** Abscesses ***
  • - Aromatic familyHerbal.
  • - Middle note blends well with: Thyme linalool, Eucalyptus citriodora, Tea Tree, Lavender, Laurel.
  • CautionDo not use during pregnancy or in children under 6 years. Dermocaustic, always use diluted. 
  • - Oral use always under prescription.

Recommended blend


3 drops Tansy + 2 drops Clove + 6 drops Ajowan + 4 drops Litsea Cubeba. With a base of 30ml neutral cream or gel, apply on the affected area twice daily.

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