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Ajwain Plant

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    Water once a week

    Always check your plants before watering, the topsoil should be dry to touch. For succulents allow the potting mix to dry completely before watering again.

    Needs bright indirect sunlight

    Place your plants on window sills where it can get the brightest possible indirect light. Bright indirect light is when the plant is within a couple of feet of a natural source of light.

    Pet friendly

    The plant causes no harm to your pets on contact or ingestion, However, consuming indoor plants is not beneficial to their heath.

    Beginner friendly

    If you are a new gardener this is a great choice for you. The plant will thrive in your journey to learn gardening with trials and errors.

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    About the Product

    A staple in Indian kitchens deserves a place in your garden. Also famous as Indian borage or a Mexican mint, use the leaves as mouth fresheners or dry them to use as spices. A great addition to your indoor spaces with beautiful leaves that also make your home smell great at all times. Growing your herbs also means, no pesticides for sure.

    What’s in the Box

    What’s in the Box

    • Ajwain Plant with Pot: 18 - 24 cm
    • Pot Size: 4 inch diameter
    • Soil Media:Coco Peat+Coco Chips+Soil
    • Recyclable box

    ▶About Ajwain Plant

    The Ajwain plant, scientifically known as Trachyspermum ammi and commonly referred to as "owa" or "carom," is a herbaceous plant with a rich history in traditional medicine and culinary applications. Its tiny, oval seeds possess a unique flavor and an impressive array of health benefits. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the wonders of the Ajwain plant, its benefits, how to care for it, where to keep it, and its overarching importance in various aspects of life.

    ▶Ajwain Plant: A Closer Look

    Ajwain, native to the Indian subcontinent, is a small, aromatic plant that belongs to the Apiaceae family. The plant typically reaches a height of 30-90 cm and features feathery leaves and white or pinkish flowers. However, the true treasure of the Ajwain plant lies in its seeds, which are used as a spice and medicinal remedy.

    ▶Health Benefits of Ajwain Plant

    ➡Digestive Aid:

    Ajwain seeds are renowned for their digestive properties. They contain thymol, an active compound that aids in relieving indigestion, flatulence, and bloating. Incorporating ajwain into your diet can promote a healthy digestive system.

    ➡Relief from Acidity:

    Ajwain's alkaline nature helps neutralize stomach acid, making it a natural remedy for individuals suffering from acidity and heartburn.

    ➡Respiratory Health:

    The essential oils in Ajwain have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. They can help alleviate respiratory issues like asthma, bronchitis, and congestion when consumed or used in steam inhalation.


    Ajwain contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can provide relief from arthritis pain and other inflammatory conditions when applied topically.

    ➡Weight Management:

    Some studies suggest that Ajwain seeds may assist in weight management by boosting metabolism and reducing water retention.

    ➡Pain Relief:

    The oil derived from ajwain seeds can be used for massage to relieve joint and muscle pain.

    ▶Caring for Your Ajwain Plant

    Growing and maintaining an Ajwain plant is relatively simple, making it an excellent addition to your indoor or outdoor garden. Here are some tips for nurturing a healthy Ajwain plant:

    1. Light:

    Ajwain plants thrive in full sunlight. Place your plant in a location where it receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. If you're growing Ajwain indoors, position it near a sunny south or west-facing window to ensure it gets adequate sunlight.

    2. Temperature:

    Ajwain plants prefer warm temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C). Protect them from cold drafts and frost, as they are sensitive to low temperatures.

    3. Soil:

    Use well-draining, loamy soil with good aeration. A mix of garden soil and compost works well. Ensure the soil pH is slightly acidic to neutral (around 6.5-7.0).

    4. Watering:

    Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water your Ajwain plant when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry. Water sparingly during the winter months when the plant is less active. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal issues; instead, water at the base of the plant.

    5. Fertilization:

    Feed your Ajwain plant with a balanced, all-purpose liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilizer during the dormant season (fall and winter).

    6. Container Size:

    If growing Ajwain in a pot, choose a container that provides enough room for root development. Transplant to a larger pot as the plant grows. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

    7. Pruning:

    Prune your Ajwain plant regularly to encourage bushier growth and maintain its shape. Harvesting leaves for culinary use can also serve as a form of pruning.

    8. Pests and Diseases:

    Ajwain plants are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for common issues like aphids or spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

    9. Propagation:

    Ajwain can be propagated from seeds or cuttings. To grow from seeds, plant them in well-prepared soil and keep them consistently moist until germination. For cuttings, take 3-4 inch (7-10 cm) stem cuttings, remove the lower leaves, and plant them in a well-draining mix. Keep them warm and moist until they root.

    10. Harvesting:

    - You can start harvesting Ajwain leaves when the plant reaches a sufficient size, typically after 2-3 months of growth. - Snip off the leaves as needed for culinary use. The leaves have a pungent and aromatic flavor, making them a popular addition to various dishes. With proper care and attention to its sunlight, water, and soil needs, your Ajwain plant can thrive and provide fresh, aromatic leaves for your culinary creations. Enjoy the rich flavor and aroma that this spice plant brings to your dishes.

    Where to Keep Your Ajwain Plant

    Depending on your climate and space, ajwain plants can be grown indoors and outdoors. Here's where you can keep your Ajwain plant:


    In colder climates, it's best to grow Ajwain indoors on a sunny window sill or a well-lit area of your home. Make sure it receives ample sunlight.


    If you live in a warm climate, you can grow Ajwain outdoors in your garden or on your balcony. Ensure it receives enough sunlight throughout the day.

    The Importance of Ajwain Plant

    The significance of the Ajwain plant extends beyond its culinary and medicinal value. It plays a vital role in various aspects:

    ➡Culinary Traditions:

    Ajwain seeds are a key ingredient in Indian cuisine, adding a distinctive flavor to dishes like parathas, curries, and pickles. They are an integral part of the spice pantry in many households.

    ➡Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine:

    Ajwain has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for its digestive and therapeutic properties. It is considered an essential herb in traditional healing practices.

    ➡Cultural Significance:

    In some cultures, Ajwain is associated with rituals and superstitions, believed to ward off evil spirits and protect homes. The Ajwain plant, with its numerous health benefits, ease of care, and cultural significance, is a valuable addition to any garden or kitchen. Whether you want to enhance your culinary creations or explore its medicinal properties, the Ajwain plant is a versatile and enriching herb that deserves a place in your life. So, bring home this remarkable plant and unlock its secrets for a healthier and more flavorful lifestyle.


    What are the side effects of Ajwain?

    Consuming too much ajwain can cause diarrhoea

    Can we eat raw Ajwain leaves?

    Yes, it can be consumed

    Can we keep Ajwain(Ova)plant indoors?

    It can be kept indoors in a spot that gets partial to indirect light.

    What are the common names of Ajwain Plant?

    It is also known as Mexican borage, Mexican Mint, Spanish Thyme, Cuban Oregano, Indian Borage

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 13 reviews
    Anshu Arora

    Nice and healthy plant received

    Nice looking plant in small cute pot .

    Recived in Good condition and pot also self watering ,so it helps in maintainence of the plant

    Subhadra Pappu

    Received the plant in good condition. And the plant is growing well

    Gautam Kakadiya
    Great & Very nice Plant

    It's to good 👍

    Harjit T.
    Not in good shape

    I ordered an Ajwain plant along with some philodendrons and money plant. Ajwain plant I received is not in good health. It’s stems are droopy and seems to be lifeless. I’ll come to know in day or two if they’ll survive or not. But my philodendrons and money plant seems to be doing fine and look healthy. Packaging of the products is great though I received them little late. I have ordered some more plants today. I’ll give only two stars for the Ajwain plant but happy with philodendrons and money plant.

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