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  1. The seed of the carom plant, having an aroma of thyme; used in some Asian cooking


Ajwain, ajowan,; Urdu: اجوائن‎ or ajwan, also carom is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It originated in the eastern Mediterranean, possibly Egypt, and spread up to India from the Near East. Both the leaves and the fruit pods of the plant are used for human consumption. The plant is also called bishop's weed, but this is a common name it shares with some other different plants. The 'seed' is often confused with lovage seed.

  • also known as Spices, caraway seed

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Google previewNatural Food Flavors and Colorants (2011)

by Mathew Attokaran, PhD

Ajwain is an annual herbaceous plant, growing to a height of 90 cm, with a profusely branched stem. The leaves are primately divided with 24 X 14 cm size and with clasping leaf base. The inflorescence is a compound umbel, each containing ...

Google previewLaurie Pippen’s All Natural Antiviral Agents (2015)

Natural ways to prevent or treat viral infections by Laurie Pippen

Ajwain is a frost tender annual that blooms from July to August. It is not particular regarding soil composition but does prefer full sun and consistent moisture. The seeds are harvested at the end of the flowering season and direct sown in the ...

Google previewPlant-Environment Interaction (2015)

Responses and Approaches to Mitigate Stress by Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz, Parvaiz Ahmad

trachyspermum ammi Ajwain is a common name for the traditional medicinal plant scientifically known as Trachyspermum ammi (Ashraf & Orooj, 2006), which belongs to the Apiaceae family. The plant originated in the Mediterranean ...

Google previewHerb & Spice Companion (2015)

The Complete Guide to Over 100 Herbs & Spices by Lindsay Herman

Ajwain is a cool-weather, annual plant that grows easily in temperate climates and in containers. Ideal conditions are between 60° and 75°F, but the plant will also thrive Size: Up to 3 feet tall Container: 6 to 10. As a member of the parsley ...

Google previewVegan Richa's Indian Kitchen (2015)

Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook by Richa Hingle

Ajwain is a great spice to add to your pantry. It can be added to whole dried beans during slow cooking or pressure cooking to help reduce the gas. It also helps similarly when added to chickpea flour-based dishes. Parathas can be served as ...

Google previewAyurvedic Medicine (2012)

The Principles of Traditional Practice by Sebastian Pole

Deliciously aromatic, ajwain is a wonderful remedy for sluggish digestion.

Google previewField Guide to Herbs & Spices (2006)

How to Identify, Select, and Use Virtually Every Seasoning at the Market by Aliza Green

General Ajwain is a popular spice in India, where both fruits Description: and leaves of this pungent plant (Trachyspermum ammi) in the parsley family are used The small, hard, oval, pale brown fruits (often mistakenly called seeds) are grayish ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

in English: ajowan oil, bishop's weed in Burma: samok, samwat in China: xi ye cao guo qin in India: ajamoda, ajamodika, ajamola, ajamoola, ajjwain, ajmo, ajmodika, ajovan, ajowan, ajuan, ajvaana, ajvain, ajwain, brahmadarbha, carom, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition (2012)

by Carla Emery

ajwain is grown for its pungent, aromatic seeds. Ajwain isan annualthat grows1to 3ft.high. Grow like ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (2008)

by Helaine Selin

Table 1 Priority species by MINFAL Scientific name Local name Apium graveolens Ajmood Carum copticum Ajwain Cassia angustifolia Sana-maki Cassia senna Sana-Makki Curcuma zeodaria Aania Haldi Foeniculum vulgare Sonf ...

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Alternative Medicine (2008)

by T V Sairam

ajwain (Ind.) Trachispermum ammi. Also, ammi bishop's weed. The fruit, often inaccurately referred to as aseed, is used as an antispasmodic, ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

Alsocalled lovage 2, ajwain, carom, bishop'sweed ajula Italy The North Italian name for striped sea bream ajwain See ajowan akadashi, akadashimiso Japan A miso similar to hatchomiso. Also called akamiso akagai JapanArk shell,a type of ...

Google previewA Hindustani-English Law and Commercial Dictionary (1879)

by S. W. Fallon

Wat ath-pahrl ajwain, Dill seed steeped in water for twenty-four hours, believed to be a cure for fever. chhort ajvodn, n. f. Cleome vitcosa. Wat. khurdsdnl aju&in, n. f. Hyoscyamus niger. Wat. Black Henbane seeds. [land. jj 3li(lrl a jot', adj.

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Food and Cooking (1998)

by Charles Gordon Sinclair

Used in Indian cooking often in conjuction with starch foods and pulses [also called lovage, ajwaln, carom, hishop's weedl 10 Alaska ajula (Iti Striped sea hream, northern Italy ajwain see ajowan akadashi-miso ./„• A miso similar to hatcho-miso ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (2009)

by David A. Bender

ajwain Alternative name for *lovage. akamu Nigerian; cereal products produced by boiling the starchy extract from fermented *maize, *millet, or *sorghum, used especially for ...

Google previewBartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (2013)

by Thomas Bartram

Indian: Ajwain. Malayan: Homama Azamoda.Iranian: Zhinyan. Parts used: root, rhizome. Constituents: coumarins, butyricacid, volatileoil. Action:antibiotic (mild), diaphoretic, expectorant, anticatarrhal, emmenagogue, carminative, diuretic (mild ) ...

Google previewThe Panjábí Dictionary (1895)

by Henry Martyn Clark


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