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Ajwain is an herb also known as Bishops Weed. This beneficial herb is used in culinary process as spice as well as a major ingredient of different kind of medicines. Ajwain seeds are small in size but taste hot, penchant and bitter. The spice acts as a good appetizer, laxative and stomachic. It is used as effective remedy in managing ailments like vomiting, mouth diseases, pile, treatment of ascites, abdominal tumor, abdominal pain etc.
Wikipedia says that you grind and soak these seeds in milk, which is then filtered and fed to babies for colic. Does this seed actually improve appetite or just help with digestion, for instance gas and cramps?
This seed looks and appears to be close the the commonly used Caraway that we put in and on Rye Bread.
Caraway (Carum carvi), meridian fennel or Persian cumin.
Plant Kingdom: Plantae ; Angiosperms ; Eudicots ; Asterids Order: Apiales Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Carum Species: C. carvi
Kingdom: Plantae ; Angiosperms ; Eudicots ; Asterids Order: Apiales Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Trachyspermum Species: T. ammi
Ajwain is one of the most common spices in India used in every home. Ajwain really improves your appetite and digestive capacity. We use the seeds in many dishes, but the most common use is in the paratha/parantha/parauntha, an Indian flat-bread that originated in the Indian subcontinent and the favorite breakfast of every Indian.