The ajwain plant is very easy to grow. It requires full sun & moderate water with very good drainage. Excessive water can kill the plant. Special care should be taken during monsoon.
Ajwain is a small, erect, annual shrub with soft fine hairs. It has many branches of a leafy stem which has 4-6 rays of flowers head, each bearing 6-16 flowers. The fruits are small egg-shaped pods, brown-gray in color.
- It is said to have a valuable spice which appears with many properties such as- spasmodic, germicidal, digestive, antiseptic and expectorant.
- It is said to have healing powers and curative properties, as its water is distilled to cure flatulence, indigestion and low appetite.
- Its oil is used to relieve various joint pains, and to cure wounds.
- It is taken to relieve diseases like asthma and bronchitis. It is a good medicine for toothache, headache, earache, influenza, cold and cough, rheumatism and mouth disorders.
Ornamental foliage plant, Hedge in a small garden