What are the Medicinal values of Ajwain

The most common herb found in every indian kitchen is Ajwain or the carom seeds. There are many benefits of Ajwain and every mother prefers to have it in her kitchen. Follow the articles to know the benefits of Ajwain.

Ajwain is known as carom seeds in English and is mainly grown in India and Pakistan. Ajwain has a very strong smell and it is used in Indian cuisine which makes the food tasty. It gives instant relief from stomach pain to anyone suffering with stomach pain. You can chew carom seeds directly.

Carom seeds are found in almost every kitchen. When a family member complaints of stomach pain, the first thing that mom's reach out to is Ajwain. Ajwain is very rich in minerals and tea is prepared with Ajwain which is best to drink during rainy season and winter season. This gives relief from sore throat or cold. The seed, it's extract of oil are used as medicines for various health benefits. Some of its benefits are listed below.

How is Ajwain beneficial on one's health

  1. Good for Acidity and Indigestion problem:

    One of the common problem that a man face is indigestion or the acidity problem. Ajwain helps in releasing the gastric juice and helps boost our digestive system and thereby prevents indigestion and acidity. Mix 1tbsp of Ajwain with 1tbsp of cumin seeds. Take this mixture with some warm water. Chewing Ajwain after food is also good for digestion.

  2. Treats cold:

    Carom seeds are said to be a very common remedy for cold. It clears the blockage of nose and discharges the mucus. For this, take a hot water steam with Ajwain infused in it. Chewing Ajwain seeds directly will also clear the throat and cough. Also inhaling the smell of Ajwain reduces headache.

  3. Treats kidney stones:

    Ajwain is very good in dissolving kidney stones and reducing the pain caused due to kidney stones. Mix Ajwain seeds with honey and vinegar and consume it for few days. This will dissolve the kidney stones which gets cleared in urine.

  4. Treats Asthama:

    Ajwain has the power to treat Asthama and thus making the breathing pattern easier. Anyone suffering from Asthama can make a paste of these carom seeds, jaggery with a tsp of water and consume it twice a day. This will be a best home remedy for asthma patients.

  5. Prevents premature greying of hair:

    Greying of hair is very common these days even among youngsters. People go for many remedies to avoid premature greying of hair but results in vain. Ajwain is said to reduce the grey hair problem. For this, boil Ajwain, curry leaves, dry grapes in a cup of water. Drink this water mixture everyday in the morning and gradually you will start noticing the results.

  6. Helps in weight loss:

    If you are trying to lose your weight and you are working hard to accompany the results then make the best use of these Ajwain seeds. Soak Ajwain seeds in a glass of water and drink the water every morning on an empty stomach. This will help reduce the fat in your body.

  7. Clears Acne:

    Ajwain gives a clear skin by lightening the acne and scars. Make a paste of carom seeds, apply it on affected area and wash off every 15-20 minutes. Do this everyday until you find the best results

Conclusion: The benefits of these Ajwain seeds are many. Always keep a stock of these seeds at home as it can treat digestion problems, gastric problem, constipation etc. Chew the seeds everyday after meal for clear digestion. It might taste a little spicy and bitter but very good for health. You can even chew carom seeds with a little bit of jaggery.


Author: K Mohan13 Jun 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

The medicinal values are well mentioned by the author. In this regard I wish to bring my childhood memories here. My father used to fetch Omam water. In Tamil we call Ajwain as omam. We, the children, were forced to drink the omam water after the meals so that our stomach does not get upset.

Author: Umesh15 Jun 2017 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1

Ajwain has many medicinal properties and is a very good remedy easily available in one's house. Generally oily food upsets our digestion and many times people complain of belching and acidity.
I will like to add one tip on using ajwain. Many people add ajwain in the flour before kneading and then prepare parotha or puri with it. This helps in avoiding acidity after food.

Author: NK SHARMA16 Jun 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

The medicinal values are well explained by the author. I have a question before using ajwain in daily life - has anybody tried it and found it useful in all the situations as told by the author? Would like to know from the author as well.

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