Ajwain is a very old and well known Ayurvedic spice. Its constituents are used in human consumption as functional food, food additives, medicines, nutritional supplements and for the manufacture of cosmetics. Ajwain is also rich in moisture, protein, carbohydrates, fat and minerals. It is used widely for the treatment of indigestion and many other gastric disorders. Added to food, Ajwain can stimulate a poor appetite. On inhalation, it can be beneficial for sinus congestion. Its gift is that it clears out deep-seated congestion and stagnation in both respiratory and digestive tracts.