Ajowan oil

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Bottled ajowan oil


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

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Soluble in ethanol and ether.
  • Density = 0.90-0.93 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 22