Glass specimen jar, contains trachyspermum ammi speraque (ajwain) seeds (contains Thymol), from India, bottle European, 1901-1930.
Powdered ajwain seeds, shown on the far left, aid digestion and help digestion-related complaints such as diarrhoea and heartburn. The seeds contain thymol, which freshens the breath and is used as an antiseptic. Ajwain seeds are used in Ayurvedic medicine. They are prepared by a herbalist or in the home. The seeds are shown here with two other plants used in medicines, areca nuts (A669305) and gum ghatti (A669306)
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