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Scientific Name: Bunium persicum (Boiss.) Fedt.
Collector: J.E.T. Aitchison
Uses: Fruits (Ajowan, omum) are used as a stimulant, antispasmodic, tonic, and carminative, administered in flatulence, atonic dyspepsia and diarrhea and also often recommended in cholera. Ajowan is useful for relaxed sore throat and bronchitis and is a common ingredient of cough mixtures. A paste of crushed fruits is applied to the abdomen externally for relief from colic. It shows antibiotic activity and is used in lotions and ointments applied for checki