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IJPT | Sep-2011 | Vol. 3 | Issue No.3 | 1356-1366 Page 1357
Keyword: Trachycpermum ammi , Standardization, Appetizer, Laxative, Stomachic.
In recent years there is a spurt in the interest regarding survival of Ayurvedic forms of medication. In the global
perspective, there is a shift towards the use of medicine of herbal origin, as the dangers and the shortcoming of
modern medicine have started getting more apparent, majority of Ayurvedic formulation are prepared from herbs
Although herbal remedies are often perceived as being natural and therefore safe, they are not free from adverse
effects. Adverse effects of herbal medicine may be due to factors such as adulteration, substitution, contamination,
unidentification, lack of standardization, incorrect preparation and dosage, and inappropriate labeling and
advertisement. Adulteration with synthetic drugs and toxic heavy metal are major problems with herbal medicine.
Most of the spice has the therapeutic activity Spice like as fenugreek, capsicum, coriander, cumin ajwain etc. Ajwain
is a very old and well known Ayurvedic spice it is the one of the useful spice in our kitchen we can also use it for the
treatment of our disease easily. Trachycpermum ammi are originated in the Middle East, possibly in Egypt. It is now
primarily grown and used in the Indian Subcontinent, but also in Iran, Egypt and Afghanistan. It is sometimes used as
spice mixture favored in Eritrea and Ethiopia used for the such as ulcers, ringworm, itching, stomach worm, bile,
menstrual and post-natal disorders, leucorrhoea, female infertility, pimples, kidney stones and many more, and also
useful as an aphrodisiac, digestive aid. According to hakeem hashmi, the oriental unani researcher, the ajwain seeds
combine the powerful and stimulant qualities of capsicum, bitter property of chirata and anti spasmodic qualities of
asafotida. Ajwain has been used as a carminative medicine from the ancient times.
What is Ajwain
An erect, glabrous or minutely pubescent, branched annual, up to 90 cm. , tall, cultivated almost throughout India.
Stems striate; leaves rather distant, 2-3 innately divided, segments linear, ultimate segments 1.0-2.5 cm. long; flowers
in terminal or seemingly-lateral pedunculate, compounds umbels, white, small; fruits ovote, muricate, aromatic, 2-3
mm. long, grayish brown; mericarp compressed, with distinct ridges and tubercular surface, 1-seeded. Flowers and
fruits during January-April.