Spices have long been used for their therapeutic benefits in Indian Culture. Ajwain or carom seeds are one of the primary and essential spices in many Indian dishes. This inexpensive spice is a staple in most households and has health benefits.
The plant ajwain was first cultivated in India. Due to its potent aroma, it is also known as "Ugragandha" in Sanskrit. The seeds have a bitter and pungent flavor and range in color from pale olive green to brown.
What are the benefits of Ajwain water?
Ajwain water is one of the best drinks to start a healthy morning. According to a study printed in the journal Biomed Research International, ajwain possesses pharmacological characteristics. Ajwain has a variety of nutrients, including carbs, fat, protein, fiber, tannins, glycosides, saponins, flavones, calcium, phosphorus, iron, cobalt, copper, iodine, manganese, thiamine, and riboflavin. The presence and healthy interaction of all these elements make this tiny seed a wonder for health.
Ajwain/ Trachyspermum ammi seeds have a plethora of beneficial characteristics that are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and may help lower the blood pressure. Both the seeds and the water from ajwain have many health benefits.
Improve digestion and relieve stomach issues
Whenever you have a stomach ache, doesn't your mother or grandmother always give you Ajwain to chew on or give you a decoction of it for relief?
You should consume this concoction every day if you have digestive issues and frequently have cramps or soreness in your stomach. Ajwain water stimulates the digestive system's enzymes when consumed on an empty stomach. Consuming Ajwain reduces acidity and bowel movement issues by improving digestion.
2. Treats respiratory problems
When ajwain water is used for cough and cold symptoms, ajwain functions as a decongestant.
Ajwain opens the clogged nose which makes it easier to expel mucus. It has a strong ability to clear blocked nasal passages.
It also increases the airflow to the lungs, making it highly beneficial for people with bronchitis and asthma.
3. Protects against infections
Ajwain seeds have antibacterial and antifungal properties due to thymol, the active ingredient in ajwain.
Ajwain water is a powerful antidote for infections that result in coughs, colds, ear infections, and even mouth infections because it also possesses antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiparasitic characteristics.
4. Aids weight loss
The spice helps in controlling the body's cholesterol levels. In fact, it regulates the body's bad cholesterol, which contributes to obesity and a host of other lifestyle problems like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Your heart's overall health will improve as a result and last longer.
In Ayurveda, ajwain water is highly recommended for managing weight. It aids in cleaning the digestive tract and stimulating metabolism, both of which aid in weight loss.
5. Relieve joint pains
Ajwain seeds have both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects.
These properties can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
It lessens joint discomfort, inflammation, and redness.
You can massage the damaged joints with ajwain seed paste or soak in a hot bath with a handful of the seeds.
6. Useful for females
To make your periods more regular, ajwain water helps to cleanse your uterus and stomach.
Additionally, it aids in the treatment of dyspepsia in pregnant mothers.
It is not surprising why Ajwain/Carom seeds are considered wonder herbs in Indian Culture.
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