Carom Flowers

Scientific name of Carom Flowers: Trachyspermum ammi

Name of Carom Flowers in different languages:

Common names: Ajwan, (Ajwain) Ajmoda

Sanscrit: Yavanak- यवनक, Yavani-यवानी

Hindi: Ajwan अजवान

Malayalam: Ayamodakam- അയമോദകം, Omam-ഓമം

Plant Description:

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:


Chemical contents: 

Thymol, Alpha Pyneen.

Medicinal uses:

Generally indicated for digestion problems, gas trouble, control Vata and Kapha, and worm infestation, it is used to increase breast milk.

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

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