Jwano (ज्वानो) or Thyme seed is the seed of Thyme plant which is an herb from the mint family having culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. Besides the seeds, the flower, leaves and even the oil extracted from Thyme is used as medicines. Whereas, it is a major ingredient of spices in most part of the world’s cuisines since ancient times.
Jwano might be applicable to us in multiple approaches for various purposes. Like, it can be taken by mouth for bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat, colic, arthritis, upset stomach, stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bedwetting, a movement disorder in children (dyspraxia), intestinal gas (flatulence), parasitic worm infections, and skin disorders. It is also used to increase urine flow (as a diuretic), to disinfect the urine, and as an appetite stimulant. Whereas, some people apply thyme directly to the skin for hoarseness (laryngitis), swollen tonsils (tonsillitis), sore mouth, and bad breath. Likewise, thyme oil is used as a germ-killer in mouthwashes and liniments. It is also applied to the scalp to treat baldness and to the ears to fight bacterial and fungal infections.