Ajamoda is commonly known as Celery. The fruit of the plant have smell similar to that of a goat, hence the name given. The best Ayurveda Doctor Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Ajamoda in conditions involving the vitiation of Kapha and Vata doshas as it alleviates these doshas. The herb is used to treat conditions like Worm infestation ,Indigestion, Vomiting, Hiccough etc. Ajamoda is also used as an expectorant , cardiotonic and carminative agent etc as it contains Phytoconstituents like anthoxanthins , myrstic acid, lutrolin etc.

General aspects and Geography

Botanical name : Carum roxburghianum               

Family :  Apiaceae 

Habitat: Found through out India

Parts used

  • Fruit

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda Textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Dipaniya varga (Carminatives)

Susruta Samhita – Pippalyadi gana

Pharmacological action

  • Carminative 
  • Cardiotonic 
  • Expectorant 



Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Dipana (Carminative)
  • Krimighna (Antimicrobial)
  • Sulahara (Analgesic )

Therapeutic indications

  • Worm infestation (Krimi )- Powder of Ajamoda is taken along with hot water to alleviate Worm infestation.
  • Diarrhoea (Atisara)- Milk processed with powder of Ajamoda and is taken internally to alleviate Diarrhoea.


Powder – 2 g

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Ajamodadi kashaya
  • Hinguvastaka churna 

Morphology :

An annual herb. Leaves are linear lanceolate . Inflorescence is umbel. Fruits are cremocarp . Flowers are greenish white.

Vernacular names of Ajamoda 

English – Celery

Hindi- Ajamoda

Malayalam – Ayamodakam

Sanskrit - Ajamoda 


  • Kharasva 
  • Dinyaka
  • Ugragandika 



Rasa- Katu (Acrid ) 

Guna-  Ruksa (Dry)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid ) 

Virya- Ushna (hot )


उष्णा विदाहिनीहृद्यावृष्याबलकरी लघुः

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Haritakyadi varga-shloka 78)

   Ajamoda alleviate Vata Kapha doshas because of its properties like hot potency and Acrid taste. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr. Varun Ram Raj, uses the herb Ajamoda to treat numerous diseases including Indigestion, Fever and Worm infestation and also conducts researches on the herb to prepare new combinations of medicines to cure diseases effectively. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Ajamoda curna ?

According to Ayurvedic textbooks, Ajamoda curna can be used to treat Fever and Worm infestation .

  1. What is the Dosage of Ajamoda powder?

         Ajamoda curna( powder) can be taken at a dose of 1-3 g internally.


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