Also known as ajwan, bishop's weed is an aromatic spice closely resembling thyme in flavour. Bishop's weed imparts a specific aroma and taste to a wide variety of foods. It is popular in savoury snacks, breads and pastries. It has also excellent preservative medicinal properties.
It eases asthma, common cold, migraine, rheumatism, earache and indigestion. It also acts as a fungicide. Traditionally, India has been one of the most important sources of with Rajasthan and Gujarat as the main producing regions of Bishop's Weed. Bishopâ€™s weed is known to ayurveda since the very beginning and is included in most of the carminative mixtures because of its carminative properties.