It is also known as Bishop’s weed. The seed of the ajwain plant is used as a spice and has originated from India. The seeds are usually greyish- green to brown in color. It is used extensively in Indian cooking for the preparation of bread and parathas. Medicinally it is used to provide relief from digestive issues, treats common cold.
The small fruit pods are pale brown and have an oval shape, resembling caraway and cumin. It has a bitter and pungent taste, with a flavor similar to anise and oregano. They smell almost exactly like thyme because it also contains thymol, but is more aromatic and less subtle in taste, as well as slightly bitter and pungent. Even a small amount of fruit pods tend to dominate the flavor of a dish.