Carum carvi Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Carum carvi Linn. is aslo known as Carum gracile Lindl, belongs to Apiaceae, Umbelliferae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Kamun Kirmani, Karawya.
The English Names for this herb are Black Caraway, Black Cumin.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Kala Zira, Karo Jeero, Zira Siyah.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Carum carvi Linn. are Anthelmintic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Anti-dyspeptic, Anti-flatulent, Aromatic, Astringent, Carminative, Desiccant, Detergent, Detersive, Diuretic, Pectoral, Stomachic.


  • Carminative
  • Condiment
  • Digestive Stimulant
  • Flavouring Agent

  • Indications

    The Indications of Fruit (seeds) of Carum carvi Linn. are Colic, Anorexia, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Flatulence, Cold Humoural Affections, Stomach Debility, Hiccup, Emphysema, Pterygium, Stomach Coldness, Alleviates Ankyloblepharon.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Carum carvi Linn..


    The Temperament of Carum carvi Linn. is 3rd Order, Warm and Dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    JAWARISH KAMUNIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN MEHZILHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    NAMAK JALINOOSHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    NAMAK SULEMANIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    QURS-E-PODINAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Carum carvi Linn. is used in the preparation of Arq Zira, Hab Ashkhar, HAb Pachlauna, Jawarish Filafali, Jawarish Kamuni, Jawarish Kamuni Mushil, Jawarish Mastagi Kalan, Ma'jun Jograj Gugal, Ma'jun Kalkalanj, Ma'jun Sohag Sonth, Namak Sulaimani, Qurs Podinah, Safuf Chutki, Safuf Longa, Safuf Shirin compounds.


    Whole Herb3.000g - 5.000g

    Herb's Description

    No information regarding Carum carvi Linn.'s description is currently available.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Egypt, India, Malta, Mogadore, Sicily, Spain.


    No information regarding Carum carvi Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Carum carvi Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Carum carvi Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Its continuous use may cause emaciation. Described as harmful for lungs following long duration or large dose use.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Carum carvi Linn.. (work in progress)