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- Ajwain, ajowan, or Trachyspermum Ammi also known as ajowan caraway, thymol seeds, bishop's weed, or carom is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae.
- Both the leaves and the seed‑like fruit of the plant are consumed by humans.
- The name "bishop's weed" also is a common name for other plants.
- Ajwain seeds, otherwise known as owa, omum, or carom seeds are the fruit of the herb, bishop's seed.
- The seeds are small, ridged ovals, greyish-green to reddish-brown, and resemble cumin seeds.
- It contains Vitamin B1 and B3, and minerals like sodium, calcium, and iron.
- Ajwain Seed has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- Has anti-inflammatory effects.
- Ajwain Seed water on an empty stomach activates the enzymes in your gut.
- Add 1tsp of Ajwain Seeds in tempering to enhance the taste of curries and vegetable mix.
- Ajwain seeds are added to the flatbread dough, dry vegetable seasoning, and flavor a variety of seasonal pickles.