The oil is steam distilled from the dried seeds, and the resultant odour is still powerful herbaceous, spicy, medicinal and very similar to thyme. It is a light oil, pale yellow, tending to brown. Mostly chewed whole their own for medicinal value, tasting bitingly hot and bitter. I reckon only the toughest in the clan would have been up to this. Cooking mellows the taste only marginally. It is given a number of other names depending on its origin including carom ajowa and carom copticum.
Uses it is sought after in a number of industries because is its high thymol content which can range from 30-60 Our thymol content is 40 Plus. It is found in pharmaceuticals, fine fragrances, cosmetics, Food common in toothpaste and Beverages.
Thymol Contents 40 Min.