Benefits of Ajwain(Bishop’s Weed)

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

Vırya(energy): Heating

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.

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