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Scientific name of Ajwain: Ammi copticum L.,
Synonyms: Carum copticum (L.), Trachyspermum ammi, Trachyspermum copticum (L.)
Name in different languages:-
Common name: Bishop’s weed, Ajowan, Ajmoda, Carom Seeds.
Sanscrit: Yavnak- यवनक, Yavani-यवानी, Yamani
Hindi: Ajwayanअजवायन, Ajwan-अजवान
Ajwain, Ajowan or Bishop’s weed is an annual shrub, grow up to 1 meter tall, the plant fully covered with tiny hairs, many branched, the leaves are small, formed in a compound form, and segmented, the flowers are white, borne in umbels, fruits are pods contain small seeds, which are pale brown in colour and have an oval shape with a sweet smell and pungent taste, smell like thyme because it contains thymol.
Useful plant parts:
Seeds, Essential oil
Thymol, methyl phenol, Alpha Pyneen, Symeen, α-pinene, p-cymene.
Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic
To treat Vata, Kapha disorders, Cold, Stomach problems, Gas trouble, intestinal worm, cold cough, influenza, Asthma, Cholera, diarrhea, edema, arthritis, rheumatic complaints to increase breastmilk and digestive problems.
How to prepare medicines:
1.Fried seeds powder mix with jaggery and use before food to reduce gas trouble.
2. Little raw seeds chewed well and gulp and then drink half glass of hot water is effective for gas trouble.
3. Regular massage with ajwain oil is effective to reduce rheumatic pain, arthritis pain etc.
4. Oil is very effective for ear infections (bacterial, fungal) pour 2 or 3 drops into the ear hole two or three times daily
|Rasa (Taste)||Katu, Tikta, (Pungent, Bitter)|
|Guna (Physical Property )||Laghu, Ruksha, (Light, Dry)|
|Virya (Potency)||Ushna (Hot)|
|Vipaka (Metabolic Property)||Katu (Pungent)|