Ajwain, ajowain or carom is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. The plant is native to India. Both the seeds and fruits of the plant are consumed by humans.
Carom seeds pack various health benefits due to the presence of essential oils thymol, limonene, pinene and terpinene.
Carom seeds stimulate metabolism thus helping you in weightloss. Carom seeds speed up digestion by producing more digestive juices. Drinking boiled carom seeds with its water in the morning has long been known to assist in weightloss.
Regular consumption of carom seeds keeps cholesterol in check due to the presence of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
IMPROVE HEART HEALTH
Presence of dietry fiber in carom seeds scrapes off cholesterol from arteries and reduce the chances of atherosclerosis and stroke.
Carom seeds can be crushed into a poultice and applied topically for headaches. The crushed seeds release thymol and reduce inflammation helping people suffering from migraines.
STRENGTHEN IMMUNE SYSTEM
Thymol and limonene, active ingredients in carom seeds boost the production of white blood cells and increase the body’s capability of fighting infections and viruses.
BOOST RESPIRATORY HEALTH
The potent antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties of thymol in carom seeds can prove effective in treating allergies. Grinding carom seeds in luke warm water or drinking tea made from boiling carom seeds can provide and effective remedy for cough and promote the elimination of mucus.
Fiber in carom seeds stimulates imtestinal peristalsis. On the other hand it promotes the production of digestive juices getting you rid of bloating and flatulence.