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Ajowan (fruits) extrait CO2-se (bio), DE-ÖKO-013
Product-No.: 224.002

Matières Premières:
Trachyspermum ammi – Fruits, dried, from organic farming

By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms [1].

83 – 93 % essential oil with mainly Thymol, Cymene, gamma Terpinene. The extract contains 40 – 55 % Thymol (method: HPLC, quantitative).

In traditional medicine Ajwain is used for gastrointestinal complaints [2]. Due to its main ingredient thymol, which has a strong germicidal effect on bacteria and fungi and has antispasmodic properties, Ajwain is also used for colds and respiratory diseases [2,3].*

Ajwain is used as a spice mainly in Indian and African cuisine and is contained in some well-known spice blends such as Berbere and Chaat Masala. Its aroma is similar to thyme and caraway and can therefore be used as a spice extract in various food preparations. Due to its antimicrobial properties, the extract also has a preservative effect in food as a positive side effect [3,4]. In addition, the Ajwain extract has an effect as natural antioxidant [5,6].*


Ajwain extracts are used in various cosmetic products. Due to the antimicrobial and fungicidal properties of the extract and its pleasant taste, it is used in mouthwash and toothpaste [3,4]. It can also be used as a fragrance in perfumes and deodorants.*

[1] P. Manninen, E. Häivälä, S. Sarimo, H. Kallio : Distribution of microbes in supercritical CO2 extraction of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oils : Zeitschrift für Lebensmitteluntersuchung und -Forschung / Springerverlag (1997) 204: 202-205
[2] R. Bairwa, R. S. Sodha, and B. S. Rajawat : Trachyspermum ammi : Pharmacogn Rev. 2012 Jan-Jun
6(11): 56–60.
[3] R. Soni, G. Sharma, and N. Dut Jasuja : Essential Oil Yield Pattern and Antibacterial and Insecticidal Activities of Trachyspermum ammi and Myristica fragrans : Scientifica, Volume 2016, 1428194
[4] P. N. Ravindran : The Encyclopedia of herbs & spices. Volume 1 : Oxfordshire: CABI, 2017
[5] N. Goswami, S. Chatterjee : Assessment of Free Radical Scavenging Potential and Oxidative DNA Damage Preventive Activity of Trachyspermum ammi L. (Carom) and Foeniculum vulgare Mill. (Fennel) Seed Extracts : BioMed Research International, Volume 2014, 582767
[6] A. Singh, A. Ahmad : Antioxidant Activity of Essential Oil Extracted by SC-CO2 from Seeds of Trachyspermum ammi : Medicines 2017, 4, 53


* Statements summarise literature evidence and have informative character. They might be derived from in vitro or animal tests and thus not be substantiated for humans. Statements have not been evaluated by competent authorities and do not refer to finished products. The marketer of any finished product containing any FLAVEX extract as ingredient is responsible for assuring that the claims made for his product are lawful and comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country in which the product is to be sold.