Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Ajmoda

The Sanskrit name for celery is Ajmoda. This is one of the most popular Indian spices used for improving digestion strength. The leaves and the petiole of Ajmoda are used in the form of vegetable. The botanical name of Ajmoda is Apium graveolens and its Latin name is Carum roxburghianum. It us also called Bishop’s weed and is highly valued for its stimulant, antispasmodic, carminative and tonic properties. This herb is quite useful in treating different types of urinary disorders and it even eliminates the Doshas of the urinary tract. Celery is a very popular Ayurvedic medicinal herb consisting of dried seeds. It has a pungent taste and is used in the treatment of different diseases of respiratory, digestive, circulatory and urinary system.

Medicinal Properties of Ajmoda

The medicinal properties of Ajmoda include:

  • Analgesic
  • Abortifacient
  • Antiarthitic
  • Antidiabetic
  • Choleretic
  • Digestive
  • Carminative
  • Diuretic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antirheumatic
  • Depurative
  • Nervine
  • Expectorant

Medicinal Uses of Ajmoda

Ajmoda is very well-known in the form of a drug used for curing respiratory and digestive diseases, gout and rheumatism.

  • For external use, the poultice that is made using the seeds if Ajmoda in warm water can help in relieving joint pain.

  • It helps in relieving gouty arthritis, rheumatoid, osteoarthritis and non-specific arthritis.

  • It is also helpful when it comes to treating bronchitis, asthma and cough.

  • Ajmoda can be used for curing gas, bloating, indigestion and colic..

  • It is intestinally antiseptic.

  • It stimulates the digestive procedure.

  • Helps in the digestion of foods that cannot be digested very easily.

  • It offers great relief in intestinal parasites, cramps and flatulence.

  • Ajmoda promoted the downward flow of air.

  • It dilates the pathway of the lungs by preventing spasm.

  • It helps in the detoxification of the body.

  • Ajmoda serves in the form of an effective remedy for inflammation and pain.