Spices are known for their therapeutic value. No wonder then that you’ve probably come across some benefits of ajwain or carom seeds. This humble spice is available in every household and it is capable of giving you a boost of health. That’s why your mom ensures that she adds this magic spice in almost everything.
While it is important you add it to the curry and paranthas, we advise you also start adding it to your water. Yes, you heard it!
Ajwain water is one of the best things that you can have in the morning. And if you make it according to our recipe, you’ll love its taste as well.
Ingredients you need to make ajwain kadha:
1 tbsp ajwain seeds
500 ml of water
1 lemon/1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp turmeric
Pinch of black salt
1 tbsp honey
Now, let’s prepare this humble ajwain kadha:
1. Add water and ajwain to a pan. Boil it till it becomes half.
2. Take a glass and pass this mix through a sieve. Add lemon or apple cider vinegar, honey, and black salt. Stir it and sip it slowly.
This is why you need to sip on ajwain water every morning
According to a study published in the journal Biomed Research International, ajwain has pharmacological properties. Ajwain is rich in carbohydrates, fat, protein, fiber, tannins, glycosides, moisture, saponins, flavone, and minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, cobalt, copper, iodine, manganese, thiamine, and riboflavin. All of these contents make this tiny seed a health wonder.
Here are the five amazing benefits of drinking ajwain kadha:
1. Ajwain takes care of your gut health
If you have gastric issues and deal a lot with abdominal pain or cramps, you must consume this concoction every day. According to the study quoted above, when you drink ajwain water on an empty stomach, it activates the enzymes in your gut which help in better digestion. Better digestion means that acidity and bowel movement troubles will be at bay.
2. Ajwain prevents infections
Ajwain also has antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antiparasitic properties which makes it a perfect antidote to infections that cause cough, cold, ear, or even mouth infection. Monsoon is the peak season for eye infections like conjunctivitis and ajwain can also help you in preventing that.
3. Ajwain helps in coping with respiratory problems
Ajwain is known to keep your lungs and pharynx clean so that blockage doesn’t trouble you. This effect is known as a bronchodilatory effect and can be especially helpful to those suffering from asthma. This spice helps in relaxing the air passage and helps asthma patients to breathe better.
4. Ajwain helps in weight loss
According to the study above, ajwain helps in controlling the cholesterol level in the body. Basically it tames the bad cholesterol in the body which leads to obesity and many other lifestyle issues like diabetes, and cardiovascular issues. Due to this, your heart health also stays stable for a longer time.
5. Helps in relieving pain
If you know anyone who is dealing with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you must pass this tip to that person. Dealing with RA is no joke since it is very painful. But, if you’ll make them consume this ajwain water daily, it might help them deal with it better.
A study published in the Journal of Inflammation Research states that rheumatoid arthritis is caused due to inflammation. Ajwain’s anti-inflammatory properties can provide some relief.
So, give your morning routine a makeover and make it all the more healthy with this appetizing ajwain kadha.