Ajowan essential oil, also called Indian thyme, is particularly well known and often used in Ayurvedic treatments. It is a powerful essential oil, particularly renowned for its toning properties.
Properties of Ajowan essential oil
When it was discovered and used, the first property recognized in it was its antiseptic aspect. I’Ajowan essential oil includes thymol, gamma-terpinene and paracymene. The molecules that make it up give it its main properties, which are:
- The property anti-infective and immunostimulant: it is a powerful antiviral, a broad-spectrum antibacterial, as well as an effective antifungal and antiparasitic. Ajowan essential oil, thanks to the phenols it contains, is presented on the market as being one of the most powerful antibacterial;
- The property invigorating : still through the phenols that make up the essential oil of Ajowan, with the terpenes, it is both stimulating and invigorating;
- The property analgesic: it treats pain and osteo-articular pain, thanks to the paracymene present in the essential oil of Ajowan.
It also has some secondary properties, discovered recently during its use:
Indications and uses: in which cases and how to use Ajowan essential oil?
Ajowan essential oil is recommended for the following treatments:
In case of skin infections
The essential oil is to be applied directly to the wound or infection. A single drop at the rate of two applications per day is more than enough. The treatment lasts between one week to 10 days.
It is also possible to use the essential oil of Ajowan in synergy, by mixing two drops with a few drops of essential oil of lavender, laurel or Tea Tree.
In case of flatulence or difficult digestion
Ajowan essential oil will also help restore balance in the digestive system, in case of bloating. In this case, it is always a cutaneous application, directly performed on the abdomen. It is necessary to mix the essential oil of Ajowan with vegetable oil, 1 volume the essential oil of Ajowan for 6 volumes of vegetable oil. It should be applied three times a day until the bloating disappears.
In case of diarrhea
In this case, it is an oral application. Ajowan essential oil will accompany the tablet you take against your diarrhea. Just pour a single drop on said tablet.
In case of bronchitis
Calming, Ajowan essential oil also helps toreduce problems in people with bronchitis problems. In this case, apply Ajowan essential oil directly to the chest. It is advisable to make a mixture of Ajowan essential oil with another vegetable oil. The application is done 4 times a day and the treatment will last between 7 to 10 days.
Ajowan essential oil is also used for well-being, in case of:
- Sexual fatigue.
Precaution for use of Ajowan essential oil
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use Ajowan essential oil. The same applies to children under 6 years old.
It is also not recommended to apply pure Ajowan essential oil to the skin or mucous membranes.