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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Jawani  
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English: Ajowan  
Botanical: Trachyspermum ammi  
Hindi: Ajowan  
Telugu: Vamu  
Common names:  Bishops weed, Javani, Ajwain, Omum
Family name: Umbelliferae  

2. Parts used:

  • Seeds

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Spicy[Ruvikara]
  • Veerya: Ushna veerya
  • Vipak: Spicy

4. Uses:

  • It is aphrodisiac.
  • It is a strong germicide, anti-spasmodic and fungicide due to the presence of Thymol.
  • It also used in tooth powder.
  • Good remedy diarrhea and flatulence.
  • It is used as household remedy for indigestion and colic.
  • It can be used in poultices to relieve asthma and arthritis.
  • It enhances sexual potency in middle ages.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Teevra gandha:The whole plant with good smell.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Agnivardhani: Induces appetite.
  • Soolahantri: Reives pain.

7. Reference:

Vasthu guna deepika,Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam, Lolambarajeeyam.

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