Every household on the subcontinent probably has ajwain and its seeds, as it they are used in medicine as well as cooking. The seeds are carminative and classed as a spice. They are an excellent source for various essential oils including thymol (also obtained from Thyme) and limonene. The seeds are highly beneficial for the digestive system. It has anti-bacterial, germicide, antifungal and anesthetic properties. As a medicine it is used for a multitude of purposes such as diarrhoea, dyspepsia, dysentery, cholera, flatulence.
Try the fresh Poshtik Ajwain for a highly aromatic, tasty culinary treat.