*Ajwain (Yavani) is also known as Carom Seeds, Ajowan Caraway, or Bishop’s Weed, and it blossoms annually. The flowers of these herbal plant are delicate, and it is the fruit pods of this plant that has been used for thousands of years as a spice in many ancient cultures. The powerful essential oil present in Ajwain is responsible for preserving action on the good gut bacteria and destructive action on the bad gut bacteria. It boosts your digestive function and regulates the mobility and stability of the entire gut. Ajwain seeds are rich in fiber, pungent alkaloids and are thought to be an antioxidant.
*Benefits include reducing flatulence, bloating and colic, improving colon health, maintaining healthy gut bacteria, increasing fat metabolism, supporting the respiratory system, prevent premature graying of hair and reduce discomfort in the joints.
Suggested Use: 1/2 - 1 teaspoon in powdered form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Trachyspermum Ammi
Family – Apiaceae
English Name – Carom Seeds, Ajowan Caraway, and Bishop’s Weed
Yavani is an annual herb plant growing up to 3 feet. They have narrow green leaves and small delicate flowers. The fruits pods of these plants are often called seeds for their seed-like appearance. The seeds are oval in shape with a ridged appearance. Their color varies from yellowish-brown to grayish-green.
Physical and chemical properties of Yavani –
Taste – Bitter, Pungent
Quality – Light, Dry, Sharp
Potency – Hot
Post Digestive effect – Pungent
Bhavaprakasha – Haritakyadi Varga
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