Bishop's Weed, Carum, Lovage
Latin name: Carum copticum (Hiern), Trachyspermum ammi Linn. Sprague, Ptychotis ajowan DC. Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Yavani, Yawani, Ajowanj, Ajwain
Flavorful yet strongly pungent, ajwain seeds are one of the popular spices commonly featuring in Indian and Middle-Eastern cuisine.
Ajwain seeds contain health benefiting essential oils such as thymol, a monopterone derivative class of chemical compound which gives aromatic fragrances to seeds.
Likewise in caraway, ajowan seeds are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants.