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Benefits Of Ajwain In Diet

Ajwain benefits

Every Indian kitchen carries ajwain as a spice. Apart from adding flavours to our dishes, ajwain has several health benefits such as to improve metabolism and gut health, helps to settle common cold, reduce the greying of hair, curing constipation etc. As per Ayurveda ajwain pacifies Vata (Air), Kapha (Water) and increases Pitta (Fire), due to this property of ajwain, it is considered to be a powerful cleanser as well as a digestive enhancer.

It is usually used to add flavour to the food such as parathas, soups, rice and drinks like buttermilk, also it can be taken in the form of ajwain infusion. Ajwain infusion can be prepared by boiling a tsp of ajwain in a glass of water and then having the strained water, also you can soak a tsp of ajwain in water overnight and have the sieved water in the morning.

Following are a few benefits of ajwain and ajwain water:

  • Pain relieving: Ajwain seed oil is used to provide relief from ear pain, toothache as well as arthritis pain.
  • Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory: It has such amazing antiseptic properties that ajwain water is used to clean the genital area of the woman after delivery.
  • Gut health: It improves the appetite, reduces menstrual cramps, it is known to provide relief from gastric pain. The maximum benefit can be extracted by soaking ajwain in lime juice, drying them and then consuming it daily with warm water.
  • Helps in kidney infection: Ajwain water helps to manage kidney malfunction and has the potential to control frequent urination.
  • A great detoxifier: It helps in removing toxins from the body. It also helps to reduce mucus secretion, gives relief from cold and cough and is a great aid in treating bronchitis and asthma.
  • Weight management: It boosts up the metabolism and accelerates fat burning. For weight loss, it is best taken on an empty stomach.
  • Improves milk secretion: Ajwain is also known as a galactagogue as it stimulates milk secretion in lactating women.

So add this spice to your daily diet and enjoy its benefits.

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  1. Good Article Dr Shikha, is there any Home made remedy to Treat Skin infection

    1. You can start drinking Neem Decoction once in a day and consume Turmeric as it has anti-microbial effect. You can order organic turmeric from here.

  2. Want to know the remedy for acidity and gas formation

    1. Hi! You can do the following: For Acidity- Chew fennel seeds after every meal or drink coconut water. For Gas Formation- Chew roasted Ajwain + black salt and drink lukewarm water after meals.

  3. Mam i want to know how to reduce only stomach fat

    1. Hi Rachna, You can reduce your belly fat to a certain extent by following these remedies: Start consuming warm water with honey and lemon on an empty stomach. Ajwain water in the morning. Cycling on lying down position for 30 mins. Brisk walk in the morning. Start doing Pranayam. Take High Fibre diet.

  4. Hi dr.can you please tell me home remedies for hypothyroid

    1. You can drink 1 Cup Coriander seed water in the morning and 1 Cup cinnamon water after 30 mins of your Dinner.

  5. Mam. How to reduce belly fat by home remedies?Pls suggest. I can't morning walk due to my waist pain

    1. You can reduce your belly fat to a certain extent by following these remedies: Start consuming warm water with honey and lemon on empty stomach. Drink Jeera / Ajwain water on empty stomach. Sip on Organic Teas at least twice in a day. Incorporate chia / flaxseeds in your diet. Choose High Fibre foods. Drink plenty of water.

  6. In how many days azwain water works ? Ar vksible result one see?

    1. You need to consume it regularly for at least 2 weeks for visible results.

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