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Arabic Name : Kummun al-malik, Nanakhwah, Ajwayn
Bengali Name : Ajowan, Jowan, Yavani, Yamani
Chinese Name : Yin du zang, Hui xiang
English Name : Bishop's Weed, Omum, Ajowan, Lovage
French Name : Ajowan, Ammi
German Name : Ajowan, Indischer K�mmel
Gujarati Name : Ajma, Ajmo, Yavan, Javain
Hindi Name : Ajwain, Ajwayan
Kannada Name : Oma, Yom, Omu
Kashmiri Name : Javend
Latin name : Trachyspermum ammi Sprague.
Marathi Name : Onwa, Onba
Persian Name : Nankhwah, Zeniyan
Punjabi Name : Jawain
Sanskrit Name : Yavani, Yavanika
Urdu Name : Ajwain Desi (Seeds), Sat Ajwain (Thymol)
Recommended Dosage: Seeds : 3 to 6 g powder; Thymol : 30 mg to 120 mg
Contraindication: This herb is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation.
The seeds possess antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, bitter, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. They are used in respiratory disorders. It is useful in chest congestion occurring due to accumulated cough. In conditions like whooping cough and asthmatic bronchitis it is used alongside the main line of treatment. The seeds can be taken orally and/or used externally for fomentation of the respiratory area. They have proven their effectiveness in common conditions like rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, etc.
The volatile oil (Thymol) and the seeds are useful in flatulence, indigestion, colic, diarrhoea, cholera, hysteria and spasmodic affections of the bowels and checks chronic discharges such as profuse expectoration in bronchitis. Relieves muscle spasms.