Mistakenly called ‘Lovage seed’ or Bishop's weed.
Ajwain smells like thyme, but is more aromatic and less subtle, slightly bitter and pungent in taste, has hot-burning feeling on the tongue.
Any small amount of Ajwain will completely dominate the flavor of a dish. Commonly added to deep-fried foods to enhance the fragrance.
Ajwain is a powerful cleanser, helpful for stimulating the appetite and enhancing digestion. It is recommended to help alleviate gas, reduce the flatulence and discomfort in the stomach.