Health & Lifestyle

7 Marvelous Health Benefits of Ajwain

Sangeeta Soni
Sangeeta Soni

A spice that is so common in the Indian kitchen. Ajwain or Carom seeds are referred to as seeds but actually are the fruit of carom herb plant. Ajwain in Sanskrit is known as “Ugragandha” because of its strong odor. Along with becoming the most important part of every Indian cuisine, without which tempering is incomplete, Ajwain also possesses many health benefits.

Here are 7 amazing health benefits of Ajwain (Carom seeds)-

1. Instant remedy for acidity, indigestion, and stomachache

You must have listened about this from your grandmother. Whenever you experience acidity, indigestion, and stomachache, Ajwain and salt consumed with water, works as an instant stomachache reliever. It possesses mild alcoholic qualities and active enzymes in it help in releasing gastric juices and treats acidity and indigestion.

2. Cures Common Cold and Cough

Ajwain cures nasal blockage and improves airflow. It also gives relief from coughing. Along with these, Ajwain also cures respiratory issues. It can be consumed with jaggery or honey for that. Inhaling grind Ajwain also works well for respiratory issues by making breathing patterns easier and also cures migraine headaches. 

3. Dissolves kidney stone

Ajwain works well to dissolve kidney stones, as it contains various phytochemical compounds. If consumed regularly with honey and vinegar, for nearly 10 days, Ajwain can dissolve kidney stone and it will pass through urine. It can also cure pain caused due to kidney problems.

4. Irregular Periods and Pain during Pregnancy

Regular consumption of boiled Ajwain water solves the problem of irregular periods and also reduces menstrual cramps. And pregnant women face the problem of gas and bloating because of hormonal changes and growing uterus. Ajwain contains thymol, which improves digestive enzymes and guts health and solves the bloating issue and constipation in pregnant women and also strengthens the uterus walls.

5. Promotes Weight Loss

Thymol in Ajwain which improves gut health also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It works as an antioxidant and removes toxins from the body and improves metabolism. Boiled Ajwain water burns excess fats and promotes weight loss.

6. Regulates Cholesterol Levels

Ajwain regulates cholesterol levels by reducing the lipoprotein (soluble protein which transfers fats in the blood) content in the body. Ajwain contains polyunsaturated fatty acids and fiber which not only reduces bad cholesterol but also increases good cholesterol.

7. Pimple Free Skin

Applying Ajwain powder clears the skin removes dirt from it. It also fades acne scars. And Ajwain has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, so it reduces acne and pimples and also cures redness and swelling. Regular application of Ajwain powder paste can give you clear skin.

8. Side-effects of Ajwain

Usually, Ajwain consumption does not cause any harm, but overconsumption of anything is not good, and overconsumption of Ajwain can cause allergy, nausea, and vomiting in some people. So consume it in moderate amounts. And pregnant ladies must consult with a doctor before consuming Ajwain, as it can be harmful in some cases. And Ajwain is not good for people facing liver diseases and ulcers, so they must consult with a doctor before consuming Ajwain.

Keep Ajwain away from humidity and direct sun exposure. Place it in a dry place in an airtight container and Ajwain cannot be stored for a very long period. For more information like this, keep visiting Krishi Jagran.

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