Ajmoda, Carum roxburghianum also known as Bishop’s weed is valued for its antispasmodic, stimulant, tonic and carminative properties. Because Ajmoda improves secretion of the digestive juices, so it is helpful in maintaining the digestion properly. Ajmoda is also a good Cardiac tonic. Ajmoda is Useful in all disorders of urinary system, because it eliminates the Doshas from Urinary tract.

Effect on Doshas: It pacifies Kapha and Vata Dosha and aggravates Pitta Dosha  

Ayurvedic Pharmacology of Ajmoda

RasaGunaVirya Vipaka
Katu, TiktaLaghu, Ruksha Ushna (Hot) Katu

Medicinal Use of Ajmoda

  • It is antispasmodic, stimulant, tonic and carminative properties so it has a lot to do with the problems of digestive system. Vata and Kapha are important to manage the working of the digestive system and because this pacifies these Doshas- it relieves in the symptoms.
  • It is used in flatulence, dyspepsia and diarrhea as a home remedy. This makes it a useful condition for- Ulcerative Colitis and treatment of IBS.
  • This is also a good antimicrobial agent so it gives relief in conditions like urinary tract infections.
  • It is useful against diseases of the digestive tract and fever.
  • When dirty tap water can result in complications; Ajmoda often comes to the traveler’s rescue. Just chew on spoonful of the fruits for a few minutes and take hot water after chewing the herb.
  • A paste of the crushed fruit  when applied externally relieves colic pains. 
Best Recommended Uses
It is best useful in digestive disturbances. It is specially indicated in Vata disturbances of the digestive system like flatulence, gaseous belching and constipation.
Decoction of Ajmoda can also be used for gargling in bad breath.
Doses and Useful Parts
The dose for Ajmoda is 1-3 gm of fruit powder .


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