The goodness of ajwain (Carom seeds)

Ajwain or carom seeds is a common herb found easily in any Indian house.  

By Shruti Saxena | Updated: Oct 29, 2014, 12:23 PM IST

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New Delhi: Ajwain or carom seeds is a common herb found easily in any Indian house. The Ajwain plant is also known as bishop’s weed and belongs to the Apiaceae family.

There are a plethora of health benefits of eating ajwain. Though it has a pungent smell and a bitter taste, it is used widely in Indian households for its medicinal properties and also for culinary purpose.

Here are a few health benefits of ajwain:

-Eating ajwain seeds helps in easing digestion and also cures several digestive problems including acidity, blotted stomach etc.

- Ajwain seeds have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and therefore help in curing cough and cold.

-Ajwain is a natural home remedy to keep your heart healthy as it contains niacin vitamin and thymol compound which regularises heart functioning.

-Eating ajwain seeds daily can boost your appetite. It also has laxative properties which help in easy bowel movement.

-For women who are pregnant, ajwain seed help during their pregnancy and breast feeding time by improving the digestion.