Ajamoda Apium leptophyllumconsists of dried aromatic fruits Ayurvedic medicinal herb

Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum consists of dried, aromatic fruits Ayurvedic medicinal herb

 

lATIN NAME —

  • Apium leptophyllum

Family —

  • Umbelliferae

Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum consists of dried, aromatic fruits Ayurvedic 3

Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum consists of dried, aromatic fruits Ayurvedic medicinal herb

 

SYNONYMS of Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum —

 

  • Sanskrit    :
  • Dipyaka
  • Assamese    :
  • Bonjamani, Yamani, Ajowan
  • Bengali    :
  • Randhuni, Banyamani
  • Kashmiri    :
  • Fakhazur, Banjuan
  • Gujrati      :
  • Bodi Ajamo, Ajamo
  • Hindi        :
  • Ajmuda, Ajmod
  • Kannada    :
  • Oma, Ajavana, Omakki
  • Malayalam    :
  • Ayamodakum, Oman
  • Marathi    :
  • Ajmoda, Oova
  • Tamil       :
  • Omam
  • Telugu      :
  • Naranji vamu
  • Urdu        :
  • Ajmod
  • Oriya       :
  • Banajuani
  • Punjabi    :
  • Valjawain, Ajmod

Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum consists of dried, aromatic fruits Ayurvedic 1

Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum consists of dried, aromatic fruits Ayurvedic medicinal herb

 

DESCRIPTION  and PLACES OF ORIGIN of Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum  —

 

  • an annual herb cultivated in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka; collected by thrashing plants on a mat and dried in shade or in drying sheds.
  • Drug consists of small, ovoid fruit; bulk colour yellowish brown, mainly occur as entire cremocarps with pedicel attached or detached and bifid stylopod, about 1.5-3.0 mm long and 1.2-2.8 mm wide,
  • yellow to yellowish green; separated mericarps broadly ovoid free ends curved sometimes occurs as separate mericarps; cremocarps glabrous, ovoid to conical,  , more or less curved, dorsal surface convex with five equally distinct, longitudinal primary ridges;

Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum consists of dried, aromatic fruits Ayurvedic 2

Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum consists of dried, aromatic fruits Ayurvedic medicinal herb

 

CONSTITUENTS Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum  –

 

  • Essential oil and fixed oil

 

PROPERTIES AND ACTION and GUNA —

 

  • Rasa         :
  • Katu, Tikta
  • Guna         :
  • Laghu, Ruksha
  • Virya     :
  • Ushna
  • Vipaka     :
  • Katu

 

Function or Karma ,Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum  in  Ayurveda

 

  • Vidahi,
  • Kaphavataja,
  • Dipana,
  • Rucikar,
  • Krmijit,
  • sulaghna

IMPORTANT FORMULATIONS  –

  • Ajamodarka,
  • Ajamodadi Curna

 

Powder Churna Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum  Shows —

 

  • moderately thick-walled cell of epicarp exhibiting characteristic striations and occasional presence of stoma, fragments of trichomes and glandular hairs,
  • reticulate parenchymatous cells of mesocarp, fragments of yellowish-brown vittae; fragments of endosperm thick-walled polygonal cells containing aleurone grain and micro rosette crystals of calcium oxalate.

THERAPEUTIC Medicinal USES

  • Aruci,
  • adhmana,
  • Gulma,
  • Hikka,
  • Chardi,
  • Kamiroga,

 

DOSE  Ajamoda Apium leptophyllum Ayurveda drugs –

  • 1-3 g of the drug in powder form.
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