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ajowan (ä·jōˑ·wän),

n Latin name:
Trachyspermum ammi; parts used: seeds, oil; uses: in Ayurveda promotes pitta dosha and pacifies vata and kapaha doshas (pungent, bitter, light, dry, sharp), hypotensive, insecticide, molluscicide, antifungal, antibacterial, inhibits hepatitis C virus; seeds: carminative, stimulant, antispasmodic, flatulence, sore throats, bronchitis, decongestant, colds, coughs, influenza, rheumatism; oil: stomach ache, liver tonic, cholera, antiseptic, pain relief; precautions: pregnancy, membrane irritant. Also called
agnivardhana, ajwain, bishop's weed, omum, or
yavanika.
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Ajowan.