Benefits of Ajwain (Carom seeds):
Ajwain (Carom seeds) is a herb also called bishops weed. Ajwain acts as appetizer, laxative, in ailments like vomiting, mouth disease, piles, abdominal pain, etc. Sanskrit name of the plant agnivardhana implies stimulation of the digestive fire.
Few health benefits of Ajwain
Ajwain for Respiratory problems: It helps us to relief from common cold and cough. If you are suffering from common cold then put ajwain powder in a thin cloth and smell this frequently. And one can drink warm water after chewing little ajwain to cure cough.
For nasal congestion, a small amount of crushed ajwain tied in a small cloth can be used for inhalation.
For bronchitis: If you are suffering from asthma or bronchitis, take a mixture of ajwain and jiggery and heat both of them to make a paste and take two tea spoon twice a day.
Ajwain For heart: Often take one teaspoon of ajwain with hot water, it will stimulate and relieves heartache. It is good home remedy for keeping heart healthy as it contains niacin vitamin and thyme compound which help in heart functioning.
Ajwain For stomach problems: Ajwain along with small quantity of salt when sip with warm water is beneficial for stomach pain and indigestion. Also ajwain is very useful in gas and acidity. Ajwain is good for gastritis. The mixture of ajwain dried ginger and black salt is helpful in treating of gas. Ajwain act as a antacid. The mixture of ajwain, Black salt and lukewarm water is taken for 10-15 days; it is an effective remedy for curing acidity and hyper acidity.
Ajwain for weight loss: Ajwain has appetite stimulating properties. It fastens the bowel movement thus helping in weight loss.
Ajwain useful in skin disorders: Applying the mixture of ajwain seeds paste and curd on the skin helps treating pimples, scars, acne, blackheads and rashes.
Ajwain useful in menstrual disorders: Ajwain helps in curing menstrual pain and other disorders like excessive bleeding, irregular menses and stopped menses.
Ajwain improves sperm quality: Ajwain helps in improving sperm quality and count. It is also beneficial in premature ejaculation.
Ajwain is useful in pregnancy: It is good to consume moderate amount of ajwain in pregnancy as it helps in digestion during this time. It also maintains the proper health of unborn child.*Advisable to consult doctor in case of adverse effect.
Above are few most beneficial uses of ajwain. Also the ajwain oil is used for a leg massage which helps in cure of rheumatic arthritis. Also gargling ajwain water is helpful in curing of tooth pain. Its seeds are good in removing kidney stones. So we can avail so many benefits through this herb which is easily available as well in our kitchens.