A healing herb – Ajwain (Bishop’s Weed)

The trade name ajwain is based on the Indian name which is derived from adarjawan. Ajwain is also known Omum. Ajwain or Bishop’s weed has been used as a carminative medicine from the time of Charaka and Sushruta. Even Greek physicians used it in various carminative medicines.

Healing Power:

  • A teaspoon of these seeds with a little rock-salt is a household remedy for indigestion.
  • Chewing a pinch of ajwain seeds with a crystal of common salt and a clove is a very effective remedy for cough caused by acute pharyngitis in influenza.
  • The oil extracted from the seeds is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatic and neuralgic pains, when applied on affected parts.
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