Common names: Ajwan, (Ajwain) Ajmoda
Sanscrit: Yavanak- यवनक, Yavani-यवानी
Hindi: Ajwan अजवान
Malayalam: Ayamodakam- അയമോദകം, Omam-ഓമം
Carom Flowers or Ajowan is an erect, branched annual herb, that resembles caraway and cumin. The stems are grooved and weak; leaves are rather distant, 2 to 3-pinnately, and divided into narrow linear segments. The flowers are white and small; the center part is purple, borne in the terminal. The fruits are ovoid, grayish brown, and aromatic.
Useful plant parts:
Thymol, Alpha Pyneen.
Generally indicated for digestion problems, gas trouble, control Vata and Kapha, and worm infestation, it is used to increase breast milk.
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