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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)

Chemical composition of Trachyspermum ammi L. and its biological properties: A review

Author(s):

KK Chahal, K Dhaiwal, A Kumar, D Kataria and N Singla

Abstract:
Trachyspermum ammi L. (Apiaceae) commonly known as ajwain is an important medicinal, aromatic and spice plant. It was originated in Egypt and widely distributed throughout the World. Ajwain seeds yield 2-5% brownish essential oil, with thymol as the major constituent along with p-cymene, γ-terpinene, α-pinene, β-pinene and α-terpinene. Due to presence of various chemical constituents in ajwain, various biological and pharmacological properties have been reported. The present study is an effort to collect all the information regarding chemical composition and biological activities of ajwain.

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How to cite this article:
KK Chahal, K Dhaiwal, A Kumar, D Kataria and N Singla. Chemical composition of Trachyspermum ammi L. and its biological properties: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(3):131-140.