Ajowan (fruits) extrait CO2-se (bio), DE-ÖKO-013
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 .
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 . 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.*
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