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Carum carvi Linn - Krishnajiraka
Krishnajiraka consists of dried ripe fruits of Carum carvi Linn. (Fam. Umbelliferae), a biennial herb, 30-90 cm high, cultivated as a cold season crop in plains of India and assummer crop in hilly areas of Kashmir, Kumaon, Garhwal and Chamba.
|Kannada||Kari jeerige, Shahajeerige|
|Tamil||Karamjiragam, Shimai shambu|
|Punjabi||Zira Siyah, Kalajira|
Essential oils (carvone and carvacrol).
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Shothahara, Caksusya, Deepana, Jvaraghna, Paacana, Rucya, Sangrahi
- THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-I, VOLUME-1, page no 101.