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Bishops Weed Ajwain Trachyspermum Ammi Seeds
Packet of 200+ organically grown seeds!
Trachyspermum ammi is also known as ajave, ajowan, ajvini, ajwain, javane, ajvain, ajwan, bishop’s weed, carom, Ethiopian cumin, omam, omum, Ammi copticum, Carum copticum, and Trachyspermum copticum.
It is a native to the eastern Mediterranean and is a common culinary herb in many parts of the world especially in India, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan where it is considered a medicine, as well as a herb or spice.
It is normally eaten with heavy meat, lentil or bean dishes, or at the end on meals to aid digestion, and it is also used in cases of pregnancy discomfort and food poisoning.
It has strong antispasmodic and carminative properties reliving pain and relaxing cramping stomach muscles.
This is due to the very high levels of thymol that is also found in thyme.
The oil from this plant contains about ~50% pure thymol which is a huge amount.
This naturally occurring chemical causes the release of gastric juices which lubricate the stomach aiding digestion, relieving flatulence, and changing the bacterial content and composition.
Thymol is also a mild local anaesthetic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal meaning it is often used in poultice’s, toothpastes and a whole host of home remedies.
I love to nibble the seeds raw, or fried then added to breads and vegetarian dishes.
The feathery leaves are delicious too, a lot like caraway, cumin and aniseed. They are also closely related to angelica, asafoetida, carrot, celery, chervil, coriander, dill, fennel, parsley, and parsnip.
The leaves cut finely then mixed in with cream cheese or yogurt, then slapped on piping hot pancakes is my number one hangover recovery meal.
Settles the gut, goes down easy, and tastes great when everything else has me on the verge of gagging.
Very rarely seen for sale here in Australia, but now you know where to get some and I personally highly recommend you do..
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no dramas!!!