Ajowan (Bishop's Weed) Essential Oil
- Country of Origin:India
- Plant Parts:Seeds
- Cultivation Method:Wild Harvested
- Note Classification:Top
- Method of Extraction:Steam or Hydro Distillation
- Botanical Family:Apiaceae
- Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Phenols
- Extraction Date: January 2019
- Approx. Shelf Life: 5 years
- Batch: ajow2019
What Stillpoint "Nose"
Ajowan is a great essential oil used when fighting infection. Ajowan has long been used as a carminative, helping with many digestive issues.
Ajown is extremely antiviral as well as antifungal. It is also a bit analgesic to help with a slight numbing effect.
We have used ajowan in mny blends to combat fungal and bacteriacidal infections both topically and for respiratory issues.
Traditional Use of Ajowan (Bishop's Weed)
Energetics and Chakras1st Chakra - survival and support, 3rd Chakra - personal power, 5th Chakra - speaking truth, Clarity, Purifying
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Ajowan (Bishop's Weed)
Ajowan is known to be a warming, even "hot" essential oil and therefore possesses warmth and power for the energetic body as well. Ajowan can be used when we want to move stagnant energy or to rid ourselves of energetic parasites or "energetic vampires". As it purges and helps digest on the physical plane, it can also assist in helping us to digest feelings that may seem to be causing upset.
Ajowan is used in Ayurvedic herbalism and considered to have warming effects for cold conditions that debilitate. Ajowan is antispasmodic and relieves abdominal pain or distension. It is helpful for stimulating the appetite and enhancing digestion The boiled seeds were used to cleanse the eyes and cure deafness. An old belief was that Ajowan seeds soaked in lemon juice and dried 7 times before ingested cured impotence
Therapeutic Benefits of Ajowan (Bishop's Weed)Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-infectious, Anti-microbial, Anti-septic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-viral, Carminative, Stimulant, Warming
Aroma-Chemistry of Ajowan (Bishop's Weed)
Ajowan essential oil is similar in chemistry to Thyme ct thymol because of its high content of phenols (over 50%). It also contains a high percentage of monoterpenes y-terpinene (25%) & para-cymene (22.9%), which when combined with the thymol, synergistically support the anti-viral, antibacterial properties that this oil contains. Para-cymene is also known to be analgesic, thereby reducing pain as well.
Aroma of Ajowan (Bishop's Weed)Astringent, Herbaceous, Medicinal, Spicy, Strong
Recipes and Blends
Digestive Cream Blend