Bishops weed is known to be the erect and small shrub comprising with soft fine hairs. The fruit of this particular herb is egg-shaped, greyish and minute in nature. In India this herb is known by the name of ajwain which is derived from the word adarjawan.
The seeds of the herb are used to prepare several valuable carminative and unani medicines. It has numerous healing or curative properties for health ailments such as the seeds of ajwain acts as a stimulant to counteract the affect of spasmodic disorders.
Gastro-intestinal disorders: It acts as an effective medicine for curing various gastro-intestinal disorders such as dysentery, diarrohea, dyspepsia, colic, cholera, indigestion and flatulence. It is advised that 1tsp of ajwain should be taken with rock salt to cure the problem of indigestion.
Respiratory Disorders: For curing respiratory disorders it is advised that the seeds of ajwain should be consumed with buttermilk to cure phlegm. For curing cough caused by influenza it is advised that ajwain seeds should be consumed with clove and salt to have beneficial results.
Common cold: For curing common cold it is advised that 1 tbsp of ajwain crushed seeds should be tied in the cloth and used for inhalation to have the beneficial results.
Migraine: To cure the migraine it is advised the ajwain seeds should be sniffed or smoked to have beneficial results.
Rheumatism: To cure the rheumatic or neuralgic pain it is advised that the oil extracted from the ajwain seeds should be applied thrice a day over the affected area.
Mouth Disorders: To cure various mouth disorders it is advised that the decoction of the seeds prepared with salt should be used for gargle daily to have beneficial results.
Earache: Ajwain proves to be an effective remedy for earache. It is advised that the ear drops prepared by boiling the seeds in 40 ml of milk till gets thicken and later filtered should be administered three times a day. For curing the pain caused in the ear by boils it is advised that 4gms of ajwain seeds should be boiled with 2 garlic cloves in sesame oil till it becomes hot. Later this oil is filtered and used as ear drops twice a day to have beneficial results.
Aphrodisiac: To cure aphrodisiac problem it is advised that the powder prepared by frying ajwain seeds with tamarind kernel seeds in pure ghee should be consumed in the ratio of 1 tsp daily with honey and milk at nighttime to have beneficial results.