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Ajowan or Bishop's weed

In Hindi : Masalaka paudha

Ajowan a native Indian plant is an aromatic spice. Its striped seeds are similar in appearance to cumin seeds. Other common names are ajwain, bishop's weed, carom seeds, thymol seeds and caraway. 

Ajowan imparts a specific aroma and taste to a wide variety of foods. It is popular in savoury snacks, breads and pastries. It has also excellent preservative medicinal properties. It eases asthma and indigestion. It also acts as a fungicide.   

Traditionally, India has been one of the most important source of Bishop's weed. The main producing states are Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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