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  • Ajowan (also known as Carom, Ajwain, Bishop's Weed and Seeds Of Bishop's Weed) looks like wild parsley  and is a native of India. It is grown throughout the country in Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and West Bengal. It is also grown in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Egypt. The striped seeds are used as the spice. 
  • Ajowan is an erect, glabrous or minutely pubescent, branched annual that grows upto 90 cm.The fruits are ovoid, greyish brown, aromatic cremocarps with single seed. 
  • The essential oil distilled from the seed is used to flavour gin as well as the liqueur Kummel. It is also used in mouthwashes.
  • Ajowan is usually ground in mortar and pestle, or crushed by rubbing between hands or fingertips before using. When used whole, for parathas or other breads, lightly bruise the seeds first, to release oils and increase flavour. The seeds can be stored indefinitely if kept from light in airtight containers.
  • Usage of ajowan is almost confined to Central Asia and Northern India. Ajowan is particularly popular in savoury Indian recipes like savoury pastries, snacks and breads. 
  • Ajowan is much used as a medicinal plant is ayurvedic medicine for its antispasmodic, stimulant, tonic and carminative properties. The seeds are used to ease asthma and indigestion. It is also widely used to treat diarrhoea and flatulence.
  • Demand is generated from home market as well as export market. The source of demand is from end use industries which are primarily personal care products, food products, pharmaceuticals. The demand for essential oil by fragrance industry is 60%, flavour industry 20% and pharmaceutical industry 20% . 
  • Tranchyspermum- Information
  • Ajwain
  • Tranchyspermum ammi[L] Sperague
  • Species Information
  • Potential Environmental Weeds in Australia

Habits And Cultivation

  • Modern nomenclature of Trachysperrnum copticurn
  • Bishop's weed Habits
  • Growth Information
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Morphology Description
  • Bishop's weed Growing Regions

Company Profiles and Plant Details

  • Gyan Flavours Export
  • International Trading Corporation
  • Pioneer Enterprise
  • G.Das and Company Pvt. Ltd.
  • R. K. Aroma
  • Vinayak Corportation
  • Well Naturally Products Ltd
  • Deyang Rishon Biochem Co.
  • Verona Chemical Company

Seed Extraction And Uses 

  • Anthelmintic activity of Trachyspermum ammi seeds
  • Culinary Uses
  • Medicinal uses
  • Botanical Description And Uses
  • Broad spectrum antimycotic drug for the treatment of ringworm infection in human beings
  • Uses of Bishop's weed
  • Bishop’s Weed-Ayurvedic Herbs and their Healing Power
Products And Price List
  • Essential Oil Price List - 2004
  • Ajowan Pure Essential Oil
  • Moon Singer Essential Oil Price List
  • Ajowan India Product Cost
  • Vanns Ajowan 
  • Material Safety Data Sheet


  • Analgesic And Refreshing Herbal Composition 
  • Method and composition for the treatment of dermatologic diseases
  • Natural Sedative Composition, Process For Obtaining The Same And Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Additives And Methods For Reducing Odor
  • Cleaning Composition With Time Release cleaning

Suppliers and Buyers

  • Manufactures Of Ajowan Oil
  • Ajowan Oil Suppliers
  • Exporter Of Ajwain
  • Ajowan Importers
  • Ajowan Oil Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Ajowan Exporters and Suppliers


  • Around the World at Farmers’ Market
  • Frozen Culinary Herbs
  • Medicinal Plants & Extracts
  • Essential oils-National Research Development Corporation
  • Aromatic herbal baths of the ancients

Report and Guidelines

  • Cost of Cultivation Of Various Seed Species
  • Ajowan Seeds Grading And Marking Rules
  • Threats to the sustainability of Ethno-Medicinal uses in Northern Pakistan
  • Safety Guidelines
  • Guidelines for Using Essential Oils and Herbs
  • General Guidelines