Ajwain – Remedy for Indigestion, inflammation, weight loss & clear skin
A spice that every Indian household is all too familiar with and without which the spice box is incomplete, they are incredibly nutritious seeds, rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals. Because of their nutritional profile, they have a lot of health benefits and are also used in traditional Indian medicine practices. Ajwain can be chewed raw, added to water or tea to extract maximum benefits from them
Let’s look at some of the benefits that this seed has
Instant Relief from Acidity and Indigestion – The active enzymes in ajwain helps in boosting our digestive functions by facilitating the release of gastric juices. Take 1 teaspoon of cumin and 1 teaspoon of carom seeds and add 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder to it. Take this mix with water daily to cure acidity & heartburn.
Reduces Arthritis pain – Ajwain has antibiotic properties that reduce redness and combat inflammation, it also possesses anesthetic properties that soothe the pain and swelling. You can apply the paste of crushed seeds on the joints or soak in a tub of hot water with a handful of carom seeds.
Treats Common Cold – Prepare a paste of ajwain seeds and jaggery by heating it and take 2 teaspoons of it twice a day to feel better.
Helps in Migraine – Take ajwain powder in a thin cloth and inhale it frequently or keep it under your pillow to get rid of Migraine pain
Ear pain – Two drops of ajwain oil are enough to ease dreaded ear pain.
Helps in toothache – For instant relief from a toothache, gargle with a mix of lukewarm water, 1 teaspoon of ajwain, and salt. it acts as a great mouth wash and maintains good oral hygiene.
Acne scars – Ajwain powder is useful in lightening acne scars. Apply a paste on the affected area for 10-15 minutes and then rinse.
Cleaning Wounds – Thymol in ajwain seeds acts as a strong fungicide and germicide. Thus, ajwain seeds can be crushed and applied to the skin to treat infections or cuts.
Ajwain water – It cures the problem of indigestion for pregnant ladies by cleaning the uterus and stomach and solves the issue of irregular periods. It is also often given to babies to reduce the problem of gas that causes discomfort. To prepare ajwain water, boil 2 teaspoons of roasted ajwain seeds in water. Strain this mixture and drink
Add ajwain seeds to your daily diet by using them in your atta or tadka or in the above-mentioned ways to enjoy the benefits of this healthy seed.