Ajwain seed oil is a potent and spicy essential oil that has been used to treat a variety of ailments for centuries.
It contains a compound called thymol which is a strong anti-microbial agent and has analgesic, anesthetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. This makes it a useful essential oil for relieving pain, cramps, inflammation and infections. It may also reduce the symptoms of sinusitis and upper respiratory problems like bronchitis and asthma due to its ability to release mucus, reduce inflammation, and calm muscle spasms in the airways.
Directions for use
Ajwain oil can be rubbed onto the skin to treat infections, relieve inflammation and reduce pain. It is a wonderful oil to massage into sore muscles, apply to painful joints, and rub onto the temples to treat a headache. When using ajwain oil on the skin it should be diluted at a rate of 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.
Treat colds, bronchitis and asthma by massaging this oil onto the chest, or inhaling it by adding 2 drops to an oil diffuser or bath. Add one drop of ajwain oil to a cup of warm water and use this as a mouthwash to address oral thrush, a sore throat and tooth pain.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.