Ajwain seeds are derived from a herb plant of family Apiaceae. They are oval in shape and are highly aromatic. They vary from slightly green to brown in color. It tastes bitter and pungent, somewhat like oregano.
Apart from adding flavours to our dishes, ajwain serves several other health benefits, such as; it helps to maintain our digestive health, it treats common cold, it is good for ear and toothache, it can lessen greying of hair, it eases the pain due to Arthritis, it
helps in curing constipation, helps in treating pain due to kidney disorders, helps in treating asthma, helps in treating excessive bleeding and irregular menses, and also reduces body weight.
Health Benefits Of Ajwain / Carom Seeds
Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Ajwain
Improves digestive health – Ajwain gives instant relief from acidity and Indigestion. The enzymes in ajwain facilitate the release of gastric juices, thus improving the digestive functions. Ajwain if taken with the small quantity of salt and warm water solves indigestion problems.
Helps in curing common cold –Ajwain helps in clearing nasal blockage by discharging the mucus easily. Chewing ajwain with lukewarm water helps in curing a cold. Ajwain powder taken in a clean cloth if inhaled frequently cures a migraine headache. Ajwain is also good for curing asthma and bronchitis.
Relief from Arthritis pain – Ajwain has antibiotic properties, thus helping in reducing redness and combat inflammation. They also have anesthetic properties that give relief from pain and swelling. Apply the paste of crushed ajwain seeds to joints or soak in a tub of
warm water with the hand full of ajwain seeds in it to get relief.
Helps in treating excessive Bleeding and irregular menses Drinking Oma water helps in curing problems of indigestion for pregnant women by cleaning the uterus and also solves the issues of irregular periods. Oma water is prepared by boiling 2 spoons of roasted ajwain in water.
Treating pain due to kidney disorders – Ajwain when mixed with honey and vinegar and used for 10 days, dissolves kidney stones that ultimately remove with urine. Thus ajwain helps in curing kidney disorders.
Helps in reducing weight – The appetite stimulating properties and the laxative components of Ajwain fastens the bowel movement thus helping in weight loss.
Side-Effects & Allergies of Ajwain
Ajwain generally do not cause any side effects when consumed in moderate amounts. But over-consumption may lead to several adverse effects, such as; it may cause stomach ulcer and heart burns, leads to dizziness and nausea, increases liver problems, causes heart diseases, it increases the body temperature thus causing several problems during pregnancy.