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    Carom Seeds – Ajwain Benefits, Usage, Side Effects

    Oma is caled as Yavani in Ayurveda. It is a famous Indian spice. Comonly available throughout India. It is aged extensively in digestive diseases.
    Family ̵ Umbeliferae
    Botanical name ̵ Carum copticum / Trachyspermum ami
    Table of Contents
    Vernacular names, Sanskrit synonyms
    Clasical categorization
    Morphology, Distribution
    Medicinal qualities
    Yavani benefits
    Remedies
    Pharmacological activities
    Side efects, section used, dosage
    Interaction with medicines, suplements
    Ayurvedic medicines
    Vernacular names, Sanskrit synonyms
    Hindi name ̵ Ajavan, Ajwain, Ajvain, Ajamayan, Javayin, Jabayan, Ajavam, Ajovam
    Telugu name ̵ Vamu, Omami, Omasu, Oma
    Gujarati name – Ajamo, Ajama, yava an, Javain
    Punjabi name – Jabain
    Kanada name – Oma, omada kalu
    Bengali name ̵ Yamarni, Yavuyan, Yoyan, Jovan
    Malayalam name – Omam
    Tamil name – Amam, Aman, Omam, Ajamo
    Arabic name – Kyunulmuluki
    Farsi name – Nanakhaha
    English name – Carom seds
    Sanskrit Synonyms:
    Ajamodika, Depyaka, Bhutika, Yavanaka, Brahmadarbha, Yavasahva, Depai, Bhumikadambaka, Tevragandha, Yavagraja, Yavanika, Brahmadarbha
    Yavasahavaya
    Ugragandha ̵ has strong odor
    Clasical categorization
    Charaka Samhita ̵ Shulaprashamana – herbs that relieve colic pain
    Bhavaprakasha Nighantu ̵ Haritakyadi varga
    Kaiyadeva Nighantu ̵ Aushadi varga
    Dhanvantari Nighantu ̵ Shatapushpadi varga
    Raja Nighantu ̵ Pipalyadi varga
    Shodala Nighantu ̵ Shatapushpadi vargaMorphology, Distribution
    Morphology
    Trachyspermum ami is an erect profusely branched cancel herb growing up to 60 ̵ 90 cm tal. Flowers are white and smal. Leaves are pinate, with a terminal and 7 pairs of lateral leaflets. Fruits are ovoid, aromatic and grayish brown.
    Distribution: It is cultivated extensively throughout India.
    Medicinal qualities
    Guna (qualities) – Laghu (light to digest), Roksha (dry), Tekshna (piercing, enters dep tisues)
    Rasa (Taste) – Katu (pungent), Tikta (biter)
    Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) – Katu (pungent)
    Verya (potency) – Ushna (hot)
    Efect on Tridosha – Kaphavatahara – balances Kapha and Vata, increase s Pita.
    Yavani benefits
    Pachani – digestive
    Ruchya – improves taste
    Depani ̵ improves digestion strength
    Shukrahara – decreases semen
    Shulahara ̵ useful in abdominal colic pain
    Useful in the treatment of
    Udara ̵ ascites
    Anaha ̵ bloating
    Gulma ̵ Abdominal tumor, bloating
    Pleha ̵ splenomegaly
    Krumi – worm infestation
    Vishamaya – toxic conditions, poisoning
    Shula ̵ abdominal colic pain
    Remedies
    Paste of ajwain fruits is aplied externaly over the abdomen to mitigate colic pain.
    For asthma ̵ hot and dry fomentation of fruit is aplied externaly over the chest.
    Ajwain seds are worn with fenel to treat bloating (a)
    Pharmacological activities
    Trachyspermum ami poses antifungal, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antinociceptive, cytotoxic, hypolipidemic, anti-hypertensive, antispasmodic, broncho-dilating actions, antilithiasis, diuretic, abortifacient, antitusive, nematicidal, anthelmintic and antifilarial activities.
    Side efects, portion used, dosage
    Oma side efects:
    It is best to avoid oma in people with oligospermia / male infertility.
    Part used: Fruits
    Dosage:
    Fruit powder – 1 – 3 grams
    Oil – 1 – 3 drops
    Distilate (Ajamoda arka) – 5 – 10 drops
    Interaction with medicines, suplements
    Can this be aged while taking Homeopathic medicine?
    Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
    Can this medicine be continued while taking suplements admire multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 faty acids etc?
    Yes. Generaly, this product goes wel with most of the dietary suplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
    With western medicines
    Sek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (alopathic / modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with curent medicine.
    If both Ayurvedic and alopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take Alopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then seize the Ayu rvedic medicine.
    Ayurvedic medicines
    Yavani Shadava Churna ̵ useful in indigestion, anorexia, hemorhage, etc
    Sarpagandha Ghan Vati ̵ useful in insomnia, high BP etc.
    Lohasava ̵ useful in anemia, fistula, liver and splen related disorders.
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