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Ajwain (Carom seed)

Indian name : Ajwain
Scientific name :Trachyspermum ammi
Part used :seed

More About Carom Seed

It an Indian spice and herb. Trachyspermum amni is the Botanical name of Carom plant. It is belongs to family of Apiaceae. Seeds are small, yellowish grey in colour and the plant is similar to Parsley. It is pungent in taste.

It was first found in the middle east or in Egypt. Now it grows in the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan and Iran. Rajasthan, Gujarat are the major Carom seeds producing states in India.

In Hindi it is called "Ajwain", in Bengali "Jowan", "Owa" in Marathi, "Vaamu" or "Oma" in Telegu, "Omam" in Tamil, "Ajwana" in Kannada, "Ajmo" in Gujrati, "Jwanno" in Nepali etc.

It is mostly used as a medical plant in Ayurvedic medicine. Carom seeds is good for digestion, diarrhea and stomach pains. Extract of carom seed dissolved in ethyl alcohol (aqua psychotic) is good for all kinds of stomach problems.

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