Ajwain seeds are also known as Bishop’s weed or Carom seeds. These seeds are indigenous to India and are a widely known cooking ingredient in Indian cuisine. Other countries where Ajwain seeds are widely cultivated include Pakistan, Iran, Egypt Afghanistan, and lots of other countries in Asia.
In preparation, the seeds are either dry roasted, fried, or ground into a fine powder. The process helps to release the rather distinct aroma that makes it very appealing for use in cooking.
Aside from its dietary implications, Carom seeds come with quite a lot of health benefits. In fact, the health benefits of carom seeds have made them a household solution to common stomach upset and indigestion problems in lots of Indian households.
Ajwain seeds consist of an essential oil known as Thymol which is also found in the thyme plant. It is the Thymol in carom seeds that gives them their Amazing health benefits and the characteristic scent that makes them quite similar to the thyme plant.
Thymol is an herbicide and fungicide that also helps with diarrhea, flatulence, and indigestion problems. This wide range of properties led to its adoption in traditional Ayurveda medicine.
Unlike most spices, Ajwain seeds are not consumed for their taste and aroma alone. When infused with water, they tend to offer great absorption that makes the effect even more profound. Boiled Ajwain water is prepared by taking as little as two teaspoons of raw Ajwain seeds and boiling them in a cup of water overnight.
After the boiling is complete, proceed to strain and drink on an empty stomach.
The beneficial properties of Ajwain seedscan be attributed to the organic compounds in carom seeds. Aside from having Thymol which brings quite a lot of its properties, the spice also contains, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants that make it a highly regarded food additive. Other health benefits include:
◉ Aids weight loss - Boiled Ajwain water can be a great help if you are looking to lose weight. As a result of its ability to aid proper digestion, Ajwain seeds make it a lot easier for your body to effectively absorb nutrients, thereby improving your metabolism and preventing fat accumulation.
This digestive action is caused as a result of the Thymol present. The Thymol in Carom seeds helps to boost digestion by releasing gastric juices.
◉ Effective against Flatulence - Flatulence can be caused by a wide range of factors. From improper diet to a sedentary lifestyle. However, the enzymes present in carom seeds do not just make your stomach strong but are also helpful in relieving flatulence.
◉ For cleaning wounds - As a result of the Thymol in Carom seeds, they can act as a fungicide and herbicide to prevent open wounds and cuts from getting infected. This makes it quite handy as both a food and health item to keep at home.
◉ Effective relief from migraine and the common cold - Ajwain seeds can clear off mucus easily when used as a treatment for cold. Drinking boiled Ajwain water and inhaling its aroma can also be very effective when warding off a migraine headache.
|Product Name||Ajwain Seeds.
|Scientific Name||Trachyspermum Ammi.|
|Country of Origin
Indian and Mediterranean. Packaged in the USA.
|Taste & Aroma
||Very similar to Thyme's minty flavor, but stronger. Intense, yet pleasant.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 18 months.|
||We suggest you, Before consuming spice, herbs, or any kind of organic product you can consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or herbalist.|
|Notice||Our product information has not been appraised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For educational purposes only.|