Latin Name

Trachyspermum ammi

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Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha, Vata aggravates Pitta

Properties and Uses

It acts as an appetizer, relieves dyspepsia and ache due to flatulence. It is found to be useful in treatment of Hook worm infestation. It is especially effective in treatment of long term cough and asthma where it helps in expectoration of accumulated mucus and relieves the foul smell. Fumigation with it helps relieving acute attacks of asthma. It is commonly given in post-partum phase where it helps in uterine cleansing, improves digestion and relieves associated symptoms like abdominal pain. External application is used on localized swellings and on abdomen in case of flatulence.

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