Central Asia, Northern Africa.

Spicy aroma similar to thyme.

General benefits
Expectorant, anti pyretic, diuretic, antiseptic, stimulates digestion.

Ayurvedic properties
Warm and spicy. Reduces Vata and Kapha, and increases Pitta.

Culinary uses
The seeds’ strong aroma is enhanced if they are grilled or roasted. Used to replace thyme, and marries very well with oregano. In Indian cuisine, it is used in lentil curry, and soups.

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