An essential oil with a thyme-like odor distilled from the fruits of the Carum copticum or Ptycholis agowan trees that are native to India, Egypt, Iran, and Afghanistan. The oil is primarily used to produce thymol, but it also has been used as an insecticide, and bactericide.
Synonyms and Related Terms
ptychotis oil; ajava oil
Soluble in ethanol and ether.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 22