Ajwain Seeds or Ajowan
Ajwain is in the same family as cumin and caraway it's main oil is tymol which is the same oil found in thyme so you can use ajwain in dishes where a long cook time would make the herb tasteless.It is native to India where they still grow it,but it can be found growing in many other parts of the world.It goes by many other names such as carum,Bishop's weed, ajowan and omam or Omum.
Ajwain is crushed and used in the middle east to repel insects especially roaches.
Today many commercially prepared cough syrups use thymol essential oil to help relieve coughs.
So add Ajwain to any dish you want thyme flavor or requires a long cooking process where the herb thyme will not stand up to.
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