Sunday, 28 February 2016

Health Benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

Ajwain is known as carom seeds in English, however most commonly famous as ajwain seed, ajwan, ajowan, ajwon and etc, belongs to the Apiaceae family. Ajwain plant is also known as bishop’s weed. It was first originated in the eastern Mediterranean regions like Egypt which was then spread to all across the world. Its seeds and leaves are used for the medicinal and cooking purposes in India. It is a seed having bitter and pungent taste with nice smelling and aromatic flavor. It is one of the highly cultivated seeds in India (highest production in Rajasthan) and Iran.


It is the most important spice of the Indian kitchen used for both purposes therapeutic and culinary. It is very beneficial for the health thus used by almost every Indian as a home remedy to treat various health disorders. Some of its most important nutritional and medicinal health benefits are mentioned below:
Benefits of Ajwain Seeds for Digestive System
  • Eating ajwain seeds or carom seeds helps in curing several digestive problems including indigestion and flatulence as it is contains a substance having therapeutic effects called tahymol which is specially found in only plant and very effective for stomach.
  • It enhances the release of gastric juices in order to speed up the digestion process thus cures stomach pain, loss of appetite, gas, bloating, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, colic pain among kids and etc.
  • It is a very good home remedy for curing acidity as it reduces acids regurgitation if ajwain and jeera seeds water (boil one tsf of both jeera and ajwain seeds into water) is taken during acidity.
Benefits of Ajwain Seeds during Pregnancy and Lactation
  • It helps women during their pregnancy and breast feeding time by improving the digestion as well as curing lots of digestive disorders because of its anti-inflammatory and curative properties.
  • It cures constipation and strengthens uterine muscles as well as enhances breast milk production after pregnancy among lactating mothers.
  • It helps in purifying blood as well as reducing back pain during pregnancy.
Benefits of Ajwain Seeds and Water after Delivery
  • It helps in after pregnancy wound healing and pain after the baby delivery by reducing inflammations and maintaining healthy blood circulation all over the body.
Benefits of Ajwain Seeds for Heart
  • It is very good home remedy for keeping heart healthy as it contains niacin vitamin and thymol compound which helps in regularizing heart functioning.
  • It improves nerve impulses as well as healthy blood circulation towards heart if little warm ajwain water is taken with empty stomach on regular basis.
Benefits of Ajwain Seeds for Diabetes Mellitus
  • It helps in curing diabetes by reducing the complications (like excess urination, thirst and etc) of diabetes if one tsf of ajwain seeds is taken with four tsf of bael leaves juice two times a day.
Benefits of Ajwain Seeds for Weight Loss
  • It is appetite stimulator however it also has laxative property and fastens bowel movements thus reduces weight if taken regularly.
Benefits of Ajwain Sees for Skin
  • Applying the mixture of ajwain seeds paste and curd on the skin helps in treating pimples, scars, acne, blemishes, blackheads and rashes.
  • It helps in curing skin infections including itching, ulcers and ringworm.
Other Health Benefits of Ajwain Seeds
  • Thymol found in it acts as a local anesthetic agent as well as performs anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activities thus provide relief from common respiratory problems like cough and asthma by removing congestion due to phlegm. It can be taken directly by mixing with gur or indirectly as a chest massage with ajwain seeds oil.
  • It provides relief from the pain and inflammation during rheumatic arthritis and arthritis if the affected area is soaked in the luke warm water having ajwain seeds for few minutes. Ajwain seeds paste can also be applied to the affected area directly for getting instant relief.
  • Its antiseptic property provides instant relief from the earache caused due to the boils if the extract of ajwain seeds and garlic into sesame oil is applied.
  • It also provides relief from earache due to congestion if some drops of slightly warm ajwain extracted milk (heat some ajwain seeds into milk and let it cool at room temperature) is applied to the affected ear.
  • It helps in treating hiccups problem by soothing irritating nerve and reducing inflammation some ajwain seeds is taken with a cup of water.
  • It helps in curing migraine problem by reducing pain during migraine whether ajwain fume is inhaled or ajwain seeds paste is applied on the head.
  • It is a good bronchodilator thus inhaling ajwain smoke makes breathing easier during cold, cough, asthma.
  • It helps in dissolving kidney stones as well as removing out through the urine if the mixture of ajwain seeds, honey and vinegar is taken regularly for two weeks.
  • Its pain killing property helps in reducing the effects of venomous insect bite pain (scorpion bite).
  • It also helps in curing fever, liver enlargement and spleen swelling.
  • It is a good mosquito repellent ajwain paste and mustard oil is sprinkled in the corners of room.

Benefits of Ajwain Oil

  • It contains various essential oil having properties like antiseptic, germicidal, fungicidal and antispasmodic thus helps in curing nausea, cholera, vomiting, colic pain, diarrhea, flatulence, dyspepsia, indigestion, arthritic pain and etc.
  • Ajwain oil massage on the affected joints and areas helps in treating arthritic pain.

Benefits of Ajwain Water/Ajwain ka Pani

  • It helps in getting away from the bad habits of alcohol addiction if boiled ajwain water is taken during sleeping time for two months regularly.
  • It helps in curing cholera as it has ability to reduce the effects of threadworms as well as intestinal infection due to bacteria.
  • Gargling mouth with the ajwain water helps in curing tooth pain.

Benefits of Ajwain Tea

  • It has lots health disorders curing properties instead of having pungent smell. It can be easily prepared at home by boiling some ajwain seeds into water. Some other things like elaichi, gur, black pepper, milk and ginger can also be added according the taste and requirement.
  • It is very effective for treating cold, cough, seasonal disorders especially during rainy and winter seasons and etc as it is rich source of all the macro and micro nutrients.

Benefits of Ajwain Leaves

  • Ajwain leaves are very beneficial to the health and used for various purposes to treat common health disorders like cold, cough, fever and etc among kids.
  • It also provides relief from digestive disorders such as gas, flatulence, abdominal discomforts and vomiting as well as improves digestion and stimulates appetite.
  • It is antiseptic in nature used during colic pain among babies.
  • Ajwain leaves extract helps in treating dysbiosis (microbial imbalances) in the body by inhibiting the pathogenic bacterial growth in the intestine.
Benefits of Ajwain Seeds for Kids
  • It helps in treating the most common bed wetting problems among kids if the mixture of carom seeds, black sesame and jaggery or gur is taken twice daily.
Benefits of Ajwain Seeds for Men and Women
  • It helps in enhancing the sexual activities, libido and energy level among couples because of its natural aphrodisiac property if it is taken with honey, tamarind seeds, ghee and milk on daily basis.
  • It helps in improving sperm quality and count as well as treating disorder of premature ejaculation.
  • It is a natural remedy to cure some women health disorders like leucorrhea, female infertility and etc.
  • It helps in relieving menstrual pain as well as treating other menstrual disorders like stopped menses, excessive bleeding, irregular menses and etc.

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