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Here are 5 incredible reasons why ajwain needs to be your BFF this winter

Published on:29 November 2020, 13:00pm IST
From relieving period cramps to treating indigestion, ajwain can do so much and more. And especially during winter, this spice is a saviour. Here’s why.
Shreya Gupta
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Here’s why ajwain should always be in your kitchen. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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For centuries now, several kitchen ingredients have been used to treat various health issues. From cough, cold to fever, our Indian kitchen has all the answers. And it won’t be wrong to say that going natural is ALWAYS better! 

Ajwain, also known as carom seeds, are majorly used in chapatis, parathas and puris, and even some main dishes. While ajwain is known for aiding in digestion, there are some other benefits it provides that not many know about. 

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Here are five other ways in which it helps your health:

1. One-stop solution for all stomach problems

Has your mom ever given you ajwain, when you are struggling with stomach issues? It is because consuming ajwain can solve your stomach woes including pain, gas, vomiting, and acidity. Ajwain is rich in fibre and also has natural laxatives.

So, if you are struggling with indigestion, gas, or even constipation, then ajwain can come to your rescue. Just simply crush ajwain, black salt, and ginger together, and have it after your meal.

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Soothe your stomach with the help of ajwain. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Aids in weight loss

Ajwain water has been claimed to aid in weight loss, and it’s true. It increases your body’s metabolism, which helps in burning fat. You can prepare the drink by soaking ajwain in water overnight and then having it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

3. Can also treat arthritis

Arthritis is a common problem, in which the joints become swollen and painful. And if you are looking for some natural remedy, ajwain can help. Ajwain has anti-inflammatory properties, which can ease the symptoms.

4. Relieves you from period pain

If period pain is unbearable for you, you got to try ajwain. Having ajwain with lukewarm water can help you with abdominal and lower back pain. However, make sure that since ajwain is warm in nature, and if your period flow is heavy, then you must stay away from it.

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Period pain? Not anymore, all thanks to ajwain! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Helps with swollen gums

If your gums are swollen or you suffer from unbearable pain in the gums, then the anti-inflammatory nature of ajwain can give you some relief. Research from North California University has confirmed that gargling with ajwain oil mixed in lukewarm water can release the pain and inflammation. Apart from this, brushing with powdered ajwain can also release pain.

Now since you know how ajwain benefits you, you shouldn’t miss including it in your everyday life.

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.