Ajwain is an annual herbaceous, 30 -70 cm (1 -2 ft) in height, bearing feathery leaves and red flowers.
Ajwain essential oil extracted from Ajwain Seed is much valued for it's stimulant, tonic, and carminative properties. It is very good for anti microbial purposes also.
Ajwain Essential Oil has been traditionally used in India as an antiseptic and carminative. It is similar to thymol in its action and properties.
Ajwain Essential Oil is very concentrated and if used directly can cause skin irritation. Avoid during pregnancy.