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Benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds) And Its Side Effects

Ajwain (Carom Seeds) Nutritional Value Health Benefits Uses Side-Effects Cultivation
Benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds) And Its Side Effects

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.

Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

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.

Nutritional Value of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

Ajwain seeds and its oil have a lot of nutritional value, which is as follows; Protein – 17.1%, Fats – 21.8%, Minerals – 7.8%, Fibre – 21.2%, Carbohydrate – 24.6%. It also comprises of calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, thiamine, iron, niacin. Hydrolysis of ajwain seeds yields an essential oil consisting of Thymol, gamma - terpinene, p – cymene as well as 20% trace compounds.( predominantly terpenoids).

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

305 Calories
25 g Total Fat
10 mg Sodium
43 g Total Carbohydrate
16 g Protein

Health Benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

Health Benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

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 ear and toothach

To get relief from earaches, two drops of ajwain oil are enough. And to cure a toothache, gargle with lukewarm water combined with 1 teaspoon ajwain and salt.

Lessen greying of hairs

Ajwain helps in lessening premature greying of hairs. Cook curry leaves + dry grapes + ajwain in a cup of water and drinks the mixture every day to prevent pre maturation of hairs.

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.

Uses of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

Apart from its health beneficial uses, Ajwain serves as a major spice used in the variety of dishes in Indian cuisine. It is used for flavoring pickles, seasoning chicken, and fishes along with other spices. It is also used for making herbal tea. It is used in flavoring snacks, biscuits, sauces and soups. They are also used as mouth fresheners. Ajwain oil is used in various cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Side-Effects of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

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 heartburns, leads to dizziness and nausea, increases liver problems, causes heart diseases, it increases the body temperature thus causing several problems during pregnancy, it may also cause photosensitivity.

Cultivation of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

Ajwain plants are easily grown from the seeds, in well drained loamy soil with a pH ranging between 6.5 – 8.2, under the favourable temperature ranging between 15°C – 25°C. the plant can grow both in partial as well as direct sunlight. Relative humidity should be between 65% - 75%. The umbels are harvested after their maturation and are mainly done during the late winters or early springs. Carom plants are believed to have their origin in Egypt. Now, they are widely cultivated in Iran, India, and Afghanistan.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am consuming ajwain water in an empty stomach every morning after brushing my teeth. What are the advantages and disadvantages of it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
some benefits of ajwain for hair, skin and health: Instant Relief from Acidity and Indigestion. ... Treats Common Cold. ... For Ear and Tooth Ache. ... For Cleaning Wounds. ... Oma Water. ... To Stop Greying of Hair. ... Mosquito Repellent. ... Cl...

Im married. Im trying for baby .i take very tiny piece of rivotril at night for insomnia. I can not sleep without taking little bit of rivotril at night. Im very anxious if I do not take tiny piece of rivotril at night. Will it have any side effects on getting pregnant or will I not conceive becoz of rivotril. Any side effects on this. We want to have a child .so what should I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
I would advise to discontinue any chemical medicine and switch to herbals for such things which can be managed easily. Do Bhramri pranayam, recite Omkar before bedtime and start Ashwagandha and Khurasani ajwain and brahmi mixture. You ll start get...

I am 32 year old. I have pain in right side of chest. I have done ct scan of chest. Report is "small fibrosis opacities are seen in right middle and right lobes"

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
Do not ignore it. Start Ayurvedic : Tribhuwan kirti rasa and laxmivilas rasa and 64 prahari peepal mixture immediately. Also Giloy kadha fresh is preferred daily thrice. If not available, pl resort to vati. Bhimseni kapoor + Ajwain + guggul mixed ...

I have chest pain, cold, sneezing, headache, loss of smell and taste not completely, no fever, throat pain, ribs pain, back pain and feeling bad in right ear. My antigen and rtpcr are negative. Should I get ct scan done. Will it be covid?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
CT scan is your choice. Pl immediately start Ayurvedic Tribhuwan kirti rasa, sanjivani, laxmivilas rasa, giloy; steaming, Anu tel nasya and smell sache of bhimseni Kapoor + ajwain+ guggul+ euclyptus oil few drops all mixed together. Consult if nee...

My dad is a polycythemia patient with vsd and hypertension. He also suffers from hypoxia and currently his oxygen levels are dropping but he seems to be absolutely fine with just mild tiredness and I wanted to know about oxygen therapy for such patients and what is best in case of emergency he is 54 now and his oxygen levels are btw 50-60.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
Oxygen levels are too low. It could be an emergency. Pl meet nearby hospital doctors. Till then give him to smell deep a cotton cloth sachet containing bhimseni kapoor, ajwain, guggul, nilgiri oil drops to enhance o2 levels. Give tribhuwan kirti r...

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