Arquivos de Medicina Interna Geral


An Overview on Ajwain (Carom Seed) Against COVID 19.

Sonalika Mohapatra

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented global health challenge, necessitating the exploration of various preventive and therapeutic measures. In this context, traditional medicinal plants and herbs have garnered significant attention for their potential in managing viral infections. Ajwain (Carom Seed), an aromatic spice commonly used in culinary preparations and traditional medicine, has emerged as a subject of interest due to its reported antiviral properties. This paper provides an overview of the current research and knowledge regarding Ajwain's potential role in combating COVID-19. It discusses the phytochemical composition of Ajwain, highlighting compounds such as thymol, which have demonstrated antiviral and immunomodulatory properties. Additionally, this overview explores the mechanisms through which Ajwain may exert its antiviral effects, including inhibition of viral replication and enhancement of the host immune response.