Ajwain is a member of the umbelliferae family. It includes dill, caraway and cumin. Mostly found in Indian cooking as a spice. It is also known as bishop’s weed or carom. It is found in the state of Gujarat in India.
Ajwain is an herb which has a sharp smell and taste. It is non irrigated crop. They are mostly used as whole form and rarely used as powder. It is used in small amount. It is used as a part of tadka for many dishes.
Uses of Ajwain
Ajwain seeds contain an essential oil. It is about 50% thymol which is a germicide used in toothpaste and perfumery.
It is used as household remedy for indigestion.
Other names: Ajowan, ajvain, ajwan, omum.