Carom Seeds (Ajwain) and its Super Health Benefits
Carom seeds, also known as Ajwain, are one of the important herbs used in Pakistani cuisine. Its aroma is what makes it so special. It has a lot of medicinal uses and has been proven to be very beneficial for health. Following are a few health benefits of carom seeds that one must know.
1. Ajwain for Acidity
Carom seeds can help cure acidity. Mix 1 tablespoon of Ajwain and Zeera each and eat them along with ginger powder, daily. This will cure acidity and heartburn in no time.
Carom seeds have been used to cure respiratory disorders and throat infections over the years. Eating Ajwain with water cures cold and puts an end to dry cough. It helps expel all the mucus from the body. Apart from cold, it also cures asthma and bronchitis if taken along with Jaggery (Gur) twice a day.
3. Oral Health
Toothaches are unbearable and can make you restless. You can treat toothache and ulcers with Ajwain. Mix carom oil with clove oil and floss you teeth with it. Consuming carom seeds can cure bad breath and tooth decay.
4. Liver and kidney
Liver and kidney disorders can get pretty bad. To avoid that, consume carom seeds on daily basis. You can eat them raw or add them to any of your dishes.
5. For Eczema
Make a paste with ground carom seeds and water. Apply this paste on the infected area of the body. Later wash the area with carom water. This will heal the skin and restore its natural condition. It can also cure boils, pimples, scars and other skin disorders.
6. Treat Irregular Menstruation with Ajwain
Irregular menstruation can get very upsetting for women. Women with this issue should drink carom water. Apart from this they can also grind Ajwain and leave in water overnight. Later they may drink the water. This will help in regulating periods.
Every other woman in Pakistan is suffering from arthritis. This is a major problem and needs to be controlled. Carom seed oil can help cure arthritis and take away the pain. Massaging Ajwain oil on the joints can help sooth the pain caused by arthritis.
8. Mosquito Repellant
Mosquitoes are getting deadlier day by day and introducing new diseases. It’s always a good idea to use a mosquito repellant before going out but once inside your house you still need one. Mix ground carom seeds in mustard oil. Dip cardboard pieces in the oil and put it in different corners of your room. This will keep the mosquitoes from entering the place.
Diarrhea and dysentery if not controlled can go very wrong. You can easily fix diarrhea and dysentery at home. Boil carom seeds in water and strain it later on. Drink this twice a day to cure the disease.
Boil carom seeds (Ajwain) along with fennel seeds (Saunf) in water, strained and consume it twice daily. It cleanses the uterus and helps the body of the mother to regain its strength, and helps boost breast milk production. There is no limit, so you may consume whatever amount you find suitable for yourself.
Only people with migraine know what it really feels like. The smell of Ajwain has been known to reduce the headache caused by migraine. Wrap carom seeds in a tissue paper or a paper bag and smell it. You can also inhale it for throat pain.