Ajwain is a plant used in herbal medicine. Its seeds are used in medicine and in food. It is said to cure fever, colds, coughs, stomach ailments, intestinal upsets, and dental ailments caused by sputum.


It is a plant cultivated all over India. This plant grows to a height of one meter. The leaves are long, laterally growing from the stem on long wing-like stalks. Its pods are very fragrant. Its fruits are used in medicine after ripening.

If you put the ajwain in the mouth, it will be slightly spicy. Its smell is good. Its seed has medicinal value. It contains a chemical called ‘thymol’. This is what gives a unique flavor and aroma. This chemical is also found in the herb thyme. That is why both thyme and ajwain have the same aroma.

Ajwain use

It is used in curries, pickles, biscuits, beverages, candies, etc. to express its uniqueness, as well as for aroma and spicy taste. It is used as a pain reliever, appetite stimulant, and to correct digestive disorders.

Types of Ajwain

There are a total of three types. Ordinary, Kurosani, Asamta Ajwain. These are widely used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Nutrients contained in Ajwain

It is rich in nutrients such as calcium, vitamins, phosphorus, iron, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin.

Health Benefits of Ajwain

Correcting stomach upsets
From small children to adults, suffer from constipation, abdominal pain, and indigestion due to poor diet. People with this problem can get rid of all the above problems by boiling 100 g of ajwain in 1 liter of water until it becomes halfway and drinking it.

Abdominal bloating and constipation will disappear

Take 35 g each of ajwain and pepper and grind it with 35 g of jaggery and take 5 g in the morning and in the evening and eat it continuously for 7 days to get rid of constipation, diarrhea.

Sore throat, cough clears

Some people have a sore throat and cough. If such people take an equal amount powder of ajwain, Terminalia chebula, dry ginger, pepper, Lesser Galangal, acacia, long pepper root and eat it with a little palm sugar in the morning and evening cure the sore throat, and cough.


Good sleep and good appetite mean that a man lives a healthy life. If this hunger and sleep fly away the body becomes a tent of diseases and thus the body and mind are affected.

Such people put half a teaspoon of ajwain in a liter of water, boil it well and drink it daily to trigger hunger naturally. Good sleep comes from eating well.

Relieve asthma

It is said that people who drink ajwain water regularly do not get asthma.

Indigestion will resolve

If you have stomach upset or frequent stomach bloating, fry a little ajwain and cumin and grind it with a little salt and take a spoonful of powder 20 minutes after eating daily to get rid of stomach upset and indigestion.

The dizziness will go away

To get rid of sluggishness, take equal parts of ajwain, dry ginger, Plumbagozeylanica, grind them together, along with it add Terminalia chebula powder. Take a little of this powder mix and drink with buttermilk.