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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.

Benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds) And Its Side Effects

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Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Nutritional Value of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
Health Benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Improves digestive health
Helps in curing common cold
Relief from ear and toothach
Lessen greying of hairs
Relief from Arthritis pain
Helps in treating excessive Bleeding and irregular menses
Treating pain due to kidney disorders
Helps in reducing weight
Uses of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Cultivation of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)

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)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
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 & Allergies 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

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Doctor sahab mujhe Gas bante Rahta hai. Maine bhut Baar Pantoprazole Liya par thik ho Jata hai or fir gas ho Jata hai. Doctor sahab meri Age 22 year hai. Mujhe Kabhi kabhi Sir me Dard bhi ho Jata hai. Mai apna body banana Chhahta hu Mai konsa dawa loo ki mera gas v thik Rahe or Saris bhi strong ho jaye.

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Ayurveda, Amritsar
Aapko digestive fire ka khayaal rakhne ki zaroort hai ek to khaana khaane k baad turant paani peene ki aadat hai to bnd kro, usi se paachan bigadta hai fried nai khaana kuch bhi na maide se bna kuch. Garam paani 3-4 baar ek ek cup peete rehne se paachan sahi rhe ga khaana khaane k baad aadha chamach ajwain aur aadha chanach saunf khaane ki aadat upar se garam paani bhur laabh kre gi dwa mein soot sekhar ras 3 tab din mein do baar khaana khaane k baad. Avipattikar churan 1 chamach din mein do baar. Yeh start kro aur 20-25 din regular le kar inform back kro.

I am married women age 74 from last three years I do not feel like eating feeling hollow in stomach restless gas burning specially after lunch can not take rest feel very restless so have to get up and sit not interested in eating do not mind drinking buttermilk ajwain water like to take amritdhara pudina drops all the test are fine. Very much tired cannot go any where feel weak to walk. Very restless Had H piroli before three years took H.t kit for 15 days. Please help.

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Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Obesity brings lithargicity, fatigue with sleepy mood and indigestion to cause acidity. Tk,  plenty of water to hydrate your body to prevent constipation to check burning sensation. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your body including digestive system to check gastric disorder. Your diet be simple, easily digestible on small intervals  to check gastric disorder.  Tk,  apples,  carrots,  Papaya, tonned mill. Tk,  homoeopathic medicine:@ Acid sulph 30-6 pills,  thrice. @ China 200-6 pills thrice. Avoid, junk food,  alcohol, nicotine & caffiene. Tk, care.
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I am having loose motion having bitter Dakar? I have gases problem as well. Suggest home remedies.

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Homeopath, Indore
Take Nux vom 200, 4 pills twice a day for 3 days and Ars alb 200, 4 pills 3 days and then report thereafter for further treatment. Till then avoid junk food, oily and spicy food, avoid stimulants like alcohol, coffee. Take sprouts and salads, be hydrated, don't be empty stomach, take proper sleep and reduce stress. For more queries, contact us.

I am a female. My age is 18. I love to eat ajwain (carom seeds) I eat 50 grams of ajwain per day. On and off I suffer from stomach upsets and loose motion Is it due to my intake of ajwain? Can you pls help me?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Yes, it is due to Ajwain heavy dose, reduce just to 5 gm twice in a day. If Digestion problem is chronic of long duration then you have to take Safe Effective Ayurveda Herbal treatment.
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Benefits Of Ajwain!

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Ayurveda, Noida
Benefits Of Ajwain!

Carom (ajwain) is a crucial herb that is found in all Indian kitchens and is used primarily as a taste enhancer. Carom has numerous medicinal properties that make it beneficial for maintaining a good condition of your health. Dietary regime that utilizes carom on a regular basis can derive a lot of health benefits in the long term.

The following are some of the benefits of carom:

  1. Acidity- Carom has anti-acidity properties that can prove beneficial in providing relief from the symptoms of acidity and enables you to control your problem your acidity effectively. A solution made from a pinch of salt, carom and lukewarm water, when consumed every morning or post meal on a regular basis, works wonders.
  2. Asthma- The smoke of carom seeds act as a bronchodilator that is effective in easing the breathing pattern. If an asthma patient utilizes the mixture of carom seeds and jaggery twice daily on a regular basis, it will provide considerable relief from the discomforts that are associated with asthma.
  3. Diabetes- Carom has medicinal properties that aid you to control your blood sugar level. Consumption of a solution made from a tsp of neem powder, half tsp of cumin powder, carom seeds and a glass of hot milk on a regular basis can help you manage your blood sugar.
  4. Cold and migraine- Carom can be utilized for the treatment of recurrent and persistent cough and cold. Inhalation of grounded carom seeds is effective in providing relief from constant headache, cold and migraine.
  5. Stomach problems- Carom seeds have mild alcoholic properties that can be utilized to treat the problem of stomach pain and indigestion. A mixture of carom seed and salt when consumed with a sip of water is effective in providing relief from the symptoms of indigestion and stomachache.
  6. Menstrual cramps- Application of carom seed oil can help you achieve speedy relief from the discomfort of menstrual cramps. The seeds of carom act as an effective nerve tonic and reduce the intensity of menstrual cramps.
  7. Sperm count- Carom seeds are effective in increasing sperm count and can also be utilized to treat sexual dysfunctions. Roast a mixture of tamarind kernel, carom seeds and clarified butter; add a tsp of the mixture and honey to a glass of milk and consume it on a regular basis prior to sleep to achieve speedy results.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Benefits of Ajwain

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Benefits of Ajwain

Benefits of Ajwain

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15 Health Benefits Of Ajwain Water!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
15 Health Benefits Of Ajwain Water!

Ajwain or carom seeds are the best thing to have ever happened to mankind, especially to those of us who suffer from digestive problems on a regular basis. They have a slew of benefits apart from just curing an upset stomach.

Let’s take you through the benefits of ajwain water or carom seeds boiled in water.

  1. AcidityCarom seeds are the best bulwark against acidity, especially when taken along with ginger powder and cumin seeds. For curing flatulence, carom seeds work best when they are soaked in lime juice, dried and then consumed with warm water daily. This works as a miracle against flatulence.
  2. AsthmaAjwain water cleans mucus from the body and provides relief from cold and cough. Apart from this, it also helps in treating bronchitis and asthma. The effects are even better if you take ajwain with jaggery twice a day. For best relief from cold, inhale the steam of carom seeds infused in hot water.
  3. Irregular menses: Ajwain water is an excellent remedy for getting regular periods.
  4. Liver and kidney malfunction: Ajwain water treats intestinal pains caused due to indigestion and also gets rid of liver and kidney malfunctions.
  5. Weight loss: Ajwain water taken on an empty stomach every day helps dissolve body fat and helps to reduce weight. You can also consume 1tsp of carom seeds on an empty stomach every morning to reap its weight loss benefits.
  6. Tooth painAjwain seeds have been proven to cure tooth pain. Ajwain oil mixed with olive oil and water is an excellent panacea for tooth ache and bad mouth odour. This mixture also maintains oral hygiene.
  7. Itching, boils, and eczemaAjwain seeds ground into a paste with lukewarm water and applied on the affected parts of the body can get rid of boils and itching.
  8. ArthritisA massage with carom seeds oil on joints affected with arthritis is an excellent way to get rid of pain.
  9. Trembles: Ajwain soaked in water in the night and consumed the next morning on a daily basis is useful in treating trembling and shaking of limbs.
  10. Eye cleanser: Cold ajwain water can be used to wash itchy eyes for cleaning them.
  11. FluCarom seeds boiled with cinnamon powder in water is one of the best natural remedies for flu.
  12. Diarrhea: Ajwain water taken twice daily is an excellent cure for diarrhea.
  13. Menstrual crampsCarom seeds work as a nerve tonic and are used to relax nerves during menses, decreasing menstrual cramps. You can also apply carom seed oil on the lower abdomen to get relief.
  14. Heart: Ajwain water can cure chest pains. You can add jaggery to get instant relief.
  15. Lactation: Ajwain water is excellent for lactating women as it increases milk flow.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ajwain Water - 15 Surprising Health Benefits!

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Ayurveda, Ambala
Ajwain Water - 15 Surprising Health Benefits!

Ajwain or carom seeds are the best thing to have ever happened to mankind, especially to those of us who suffer from digestive problems on a regular basis. They have a slew of benefits apart from just curing an upset stomach.

Let’s take you through the benefits of ajwain water or carom seeds boiled in water.

  1. AcidityCarom seeds are the best bulwark against acidity, especially when taken along with ginger powder and cumin seeds. For curing flatulence, carom seeds work best when they are soaked in lime juice, dried and then consumed with warm water daily. This works as a miracle against flatulence.
  2. AsthmaAjwain water cleans mucus from the body and provides relief from cold and cough. Apart from this, it also helps in treating bronchitis and asthma. The effects are even better if you take ajwain with jaggery twice a day. For best relief from cold, inhale the steam of carom seeds infused in hot water.
  3. Irregular menses: Ajwain water is an excellent remedy for getting regular periods.
  4. Liver and kidney malfunction: Ajwain water treats intestinal pains caused due to indigestion and also gets rid of liver and kidney malfunctions.
  5. Weight loss: Ajwain water taken on an empty stomach every day helps dissolve body fat and helps to reduce weight. You can also consume 1tsp of carom seeds on an empty stomach every morning to reap its weight loss benefits.
  6. Tooth painAjwain seeds have been proven to cure tooth pain. Ajwain oil mixed with olive oil and water is an excellent panacea for tooth ache and bad mouth odour. This mixture also maintains oral hygiene.
  7. Itching, boils, and eczemaAjwain seeds ground into a paste with lukewarm water and applied on the affected parts of the body can get rid of boils and itching.
  8. ArthritisA massage with carom seeds oil on joints affected with arthritis is an excellent way to get rid of pain.
  9. Trembles: Ajwain soaked in water in the night and consumed the next morning on a daily basis is useful in treating trembling and shaking of limbs.
  10. Eye cleanser: Cold ajwain water can be used to wash itchy eyes for cleaning them.
  11. FluCarom seeds boiled with cinnamon powder in water is one of the best natural remedies for flu.
  12. Diarrhea: Ajwain water taken twice daily is an excellent cure for diarrhea.
  13. Menstrual crampsCarom seeds work as a nerve tonic and are used to relax nerves during menses, decreasing menstrual cramps. You can also apply carom seed oil on the lower abdomen to get relief.
  14. Heart: Ajwain water can cure chest pains. You can add jaggery to get instant relief.
  15. Lactation: Ajwain water is excellent for lactating women as it increases milk flow. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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Health Benefits Of Ajwain

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Ajwain

Ajwain for cold

For chronic and recurrent cold, it is recommended to take fried seeds of ajwain in the dose of 2 grams for 15-20 days. Inhaling of its grind seed is also beneficial in case of headache, migraine and cold &cough. Chewing ajwain seeds with lukewarm water is also a good cure for cough.

Ajwain for asthma

Inhalation of the smoke of ajwain acts as bronchodialator and makes the breathing pattern easier. The person suffering from asthma may take the paste of ajwain + jaggery, 1 tsp, twice a day. This mixture is helpful in asthma treatment.

Ajwain for diabetes mellitus

1 tsp of ajwain seeds + 4 tsp of bael leave juice if taken 2 to 3 times a day, are effective in polyuria commonly seen in case of diabetes.

How to get rid of alcohol addiction

To get rid of alcohol addiction, decoction of ajwain may be taken in the dose of 30 ml at night for 50 days. Persons, who use alcohol excessively, may experience acute stomach pain. For such patients 1 tsp of ajwain seeds may be consumed along with warm water twice a day.

Ajwain in cholera

It has the ability to minimize the impact of threadworms and intestinal bacterial infection. Hence, it is good to give cholera patients.

Ajwain to dissolve kidney stone

When the mix of ajwain seeds +honey + vinegar is used for 10 days, it helps to dissolve kidney stone that ultimately remove with urine.

 Ajwain for weight loss

Ajwain has appetite stimulating properties and on account of laxative components, it fastens the bowel movement and thus helps in weight loss. Regular taking of ajwain also helps to regulate obesity.

 Ajwain reduces gas and flatulence

Ajwain is one of the best herbal wonder drug for gas, flatulence and indigestion. Distilled water of it is good for the above said problems and also enhances appetite.

Ajwain for acidity and hyperacidity

Ajwain seeds have anti-hyperacidity properties. A patient of acidity or hyperacidity may consume ajwain along with lukewarm water + salt either in the morning or after meal. When taken for 10-15 days, it shows good result. Read acidity control and prevention through herbal means.

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Table of Content

Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Nutritional Value of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
Health Benefits of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Improves digestive health
Helps in curing common cold
Relief from ear and toothach
Lessen greying of hairs
Relief from Arthritis pain
Helps in treating excessive Bleeding and irregular menses
Treating pain due to kidney disorders
Helps in reducing weight
Uses of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
Cultivation of Ajwain (Carom Seeds)