Ajwain is scientifically known as Trachyspermum ammi and belongs to the Umbelliferae family. It is also known as Bishop’s weed. The seed of the ajwain plant is used as a spice and has originated from India. The seeds are usually greyish- green to brown in colour. It is used extensively in Indian cooking for the preparation of breads and parathas. Medicinally it is used to provide relief from digestive issues, treats common cold, nourishes skin and also relives pain from Arthiritis.