Ajwain is derived from a herb plant that originated in India. Its seeds vary from being slightly olive green to brown in color. Because of the very strong scent, it is also known as Ugragandha.
Ajwain has been used in traditional Indian cuisine and Ayurvedic medicine. These seeds are incredibly nutritious as they are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and other vitamins and minerals. All these nutritious qualities have made ajwain associated with health benefits. Ajwain has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects that can be effective in treating peptic ulcers and reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.