Ajwain , binomial name Trachyspermum Ammi, it is one of the most famous medicinal plant and an aromatic herb which is commonly used as a spice in Indian dishes to flavor the food and to reduce the gaseous effects in the food. Ajwain seeds are olive green to brown in color, have similar appearance to cumin seeds. In the Siddha and Ayurveda Medical System, powdered form of Ajwain seeds (Fruit pod) are used for calming Vata and Kapha, and to increase Pitta and it is a powerful cleanser which is helpful for stimulating the appetite and enhancing digestion. It is also used for treating issues such as, respiratory, renal, dental, antifungal, to reduce blood pressure, kidneys etc. It is highly grown in Northern part of India and in Iran.
In Tamil language, it is called Omam. In South India Omam Water (Ajwain Water) is a common household medicine and it is the water distilled from the seeds is to cure flatulence, indigestion & low appetite. Ajwain is rich in proteins, fat, minerals, fiber, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. Ajwain seeds are also rich in health benefiting essential oil called thymol, which is used as anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and in the treatment of cough and asthma.
Some of the many benefits of Ajwain include:
Gargling Ajwain water is helpful in curing of tooth pain
It reduces carving of alcohol
It is an excellent pain killer and also used as liver tonic
It is used as in curing of colic, muscle spasms, cramps and edema.
It reduces blood pressure and heart rate
It may increase sexual feelings
It is useful in treatment of weakness of limbs and paralysis
It promotes kidney function by dissolving kidney stone that ultimately remove with urine.
It is effective for sore, congested throat and hoarse ness of the voice due to colds or shouting
The above information is to share the knowledge of Traditional Siddha Herbs and do not serve as a medical advice.