All about Carom Seeds

Carom seeds are one of the most commonly used herbs in the Indian household. These seeds are incredibly nutritious, rich in fiber, antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals. Because of this, they’ve been associated with health benefits and long been used in traditional medicine. These seeds are also referred to as the one remedy for all your digestive issues. These seds also contain phytochemical constituents including glycosides, saponins, phenolic compounds and volatile oils.

Facts about carom seeds

  • It’s main component is thymol
  • Thymol may help in the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments
  • Ajwain or carom seeds have hot potency and are dry in nature
  • Carom seeds are rich in fiber, protein and fats
  • They also contain minerals like manganese, niacin, thiamine, sodium and calcium

Health benefits of ajwain

  • One solution to all the digestive issues
  • It can increase your gastric acid secretions which enhance digestive health
  • These seeds also lead to increased secretion of bile acids
  • Carom seeds help fight inflammation
  • They may help regulate cholesterol levels
  • Carom  seeds help in the management of blood pressure
  • They help treat cold and cough
  • May help prevent kidney stones
  • Combats peptic ulcers and relieves indigestion
  • Instant relief from acidity and indigestion
  • Useful for cleaning wounds

Other benefits

  • Improves metabolism and breaking down of food inside the body
  • Controls migraine and headache
  • Helps in restoring oral health and dental problems
  • Helps in breast feeding and increases milk production in the body
  • It has therapautic properties
  • It supports immunity

Important facts

  • Don’t consume carom seeds continously for more than 3 months
  • Have aywain water or ajwain tea with honey in the morning or post meal
  • You can also make ajwain ladoos
  • It can also be consumed in dry roasted or powder form with dahi or in chaas
  • Ajwain is used in number of recipes like poori, parantha, multigrain roti, sabji and legumes
  • Carom seeds can be given to lactating mothers
  • For ladies who have scanty periods, it can be had in hot milk with desi ghee
  • You should avoid using it during pregnancy
  • It can be used for sniffing in cold and cough

How much to consume ?

  • Anything from 1/4 to 1/2 tsp daily is safe to consume
  • The maximum limit of consuming it is 1 tsp
  • Excess consumption may lead to nausea, dizziness, heartburn and other liver issues

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