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.