ajowan oil


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ajowan oil

[′aj·ə‚wän ‚ȯil]
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A yellow essential oil distilled from seeds of the herbaceous plant Carum copticum (Ptychotis ajowan) and used in pharmaceuticals. Also known as ptychotis oil.
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MIC of ajowan oil was 128 arbitrary units (AU) for both E.
Ajowan oil expressed high antimicrobial potential for all gram negative bacteria except
aeruginosa with Ajowan oil recorded in present study was only 12 mm as compared to 28 mm for P.