Health Benefits Of Cumin (zeera) and Carom (Ajwain)

Health Benefits Of Cumin (zeera) and Carom (Ajwain)


Cumin (zeera)/Carom (Ajwain) seeds are both used for cooking and have following health benefits.

  •  They possess many medicinal properties and are used in medicines. 
  • They are a good source of iron and keeps immune system healthy. 
  • Water boiled with cumin seeds is good for coping with dysentery. 
  • Cumin (also known as Caraway) oil is specially used to remove flatulence. 
  • Also a cup of tea made from caraway (cumin) seeds taken thrice a day after a meal will give flatulence relief.
  •  The tea is prepared by adding a tslp of caraway seed in 1.5 – 2 litres of boiling water and allows simmering on slow fire for 15 min. Strain and sip hot to get best of results.
  • Carom (Ajwain) is mucous clearing and beneficial in treating respiratory diseases. 
  • A mix of the seed and buttermilk is effective for relieving difficult expectoration caused by dry phlegm. 
  • A hot fomentation with the seeds is a popular household remedy for asthma.
  •  Carom is good for muscular pains the seeds should be fried in coconut oil and should be massaged as a liniment in treating this condition. 
  • Carom shouldn’t be used in excess as it can cause dryness of fluid and damage your eyes.
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