Ajwain is an annual herb that thrives in dry and sandy soils of central and western India. It is a good remedy for digestive disorders and coughs.
Benefits of Ajwain: Nasal congestion, sinus, colic, constipation, diarrhoea, sluggish digestion, tympanitis, nervous relaxant.
Action: Antispasmodic, carminative, nervine, diuretic, bronchodilator, expectorant, anthelmintic analgesic.
Scientific name: Trachyspermum ammi.
Useful part: Fruit.
Dosage: 250 mg–5g per day or 3–15ml.
Rasa(taste): Pungent, bitter
Vipaka(post-digestive effect): Pungent
Guna (quality): Light, dry, penetrating
Dosa effect VK−, P+
Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, marrow, nerve
Srotas (channel): Digestive, nervous, urinary, respiratory
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic: Yavaani, Yamaani, Yavaanikaa, Yamaanikaa, Dipyaka
English: Ammi, Lovage, Carum, Ajowan, Bishop’s weed.