Trachyspermum roxburghianum (DC.) H. Wolff

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 10

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Trachyspermum roxburghianum (DC.) H. Wolff


Trachyspermum roxburghianum (DC.) H. Wolff 


Myanmar: kant-balu. English: wild celery.


Apparently native to South India. Cultivated as a spice throughout the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Apparently native to South India. Cultivated and adventive in China.


Plant employed for culinary and medicinal purposes (exact uses not given in Perry 1980).


Trachyspermum roxburghianum  reported to be used as a stimulant, cardiotonic, carminative, and for dyspepsia ( Duke 2009).

In the case of another species in this genus, T. ammi  (which occurs is Southwest Asia, India, and Northeast Africa), the seeds are considered to be antispasmodic, tonic, a stimulant, carminative, and are included in plasters to ease pain. Crushed with a variety of simples, the seeds are prescribed as internal medicine for diseases of the stomach and liver, for sore throats, coughs, rheumatism, and as a panacea. T. ammi  seeds are an "important source of thymol, a well-known antiseptic" ( Perry 1980).


Perry (1980).