Health Benefits of Ajwain

What is Ajwain?

Ajwain is a herb also known as Bishops Weed. This beneficial herb is used in culinary process as spice as well as a major ingredient of different kind of medicines. Ajwain seeds are small in size but taste hot, penchant and bitter. It acts as good appetizer, laxative and stomachic. It is used as effective remedy in managing ailments like vomiting, mouth diseases, pile, treatment of ascites, abdominal tumor, abdominal pain etc.

Here are the few health benefits of Ajwain:

For Stomach Problems:

Ajwain is very useful in alleviating spasmodic pains of the stomach and intestines in adults as well as children. Any colicky pain due to flatulence (gas), indigestion and infections in the intestines can easily be relieved by taking one teaspoonful of Ajwain along with 2-3 pinches of common salt in warm water. Ajwain is a very good digestive. It can be taken with buttermilk to alleviate digestion related problems. It is a good anti-acidic agent.

Respiratory Problems:

  • Common Cold:

    In an acute attack of common cold or migraine headache, put Ajwain powder in a thin cloth and smell this frequently. It gives tremendous symptomatic relief according to some Ayurvedic experts.

  • For bronchitis:

    If you have chronic bronchitis and asthma, take the mixture of Ajwain and jaggery, heat it to make a paste and take 2 teaspoonfuls twice a day. However, diabetics should not take this preparation because of the sugar content. It helps to bring out the mucus easily and alleviates chronic bronchitis and asthma to great extent. It also helps in getting relief from chronic cold.

  • For Cough:

    Ajwain is very effective in curing cough. One can drink hot water after chewing little Ajwain to cure cough. You can chew betel leaf with Ajwain at night before sleeping to control and cure dry cough.

  • For nasal congestion:

    A tablespoon of crushed Ajwain tied up in a small cloth bundle can be used for inhalation. It also relieves nasal congestion while sleeping when placed near the pillow.

  • For flu:

    A person suffering from influenza should drink the boiled water with 3gms of Ajwain and 3gms of Cinnamon bark for 3 days, thrice a day. This helps in curing influenza to a great extent.

For Alcoholics:

If people who consume excessive alcohol develop discomfort in the stomach, taking Ajwain twice a day, will be very useful. It will also reduce the craving and desire for alcohol.

For Heart:

Taking one teaspoon of Ajwain with hot water stimulates the heart and relieves heartache.

For Ear ache:

Ajwain oil can help in relieving ear ache with just one or two drops in the ear.

Arthritis Treatment:

Ajwain oil can also be used to massage legs and knees to get relief from pain from arthritis. It is beneficial in treatment of rheumatic and neuralgic pain.

Tooth ache:

The smoke of burning Ajwain seeds is effective in treating toothache. Gargle with lukewarm water prepared by boiling of Ajwain and little salt two to three times a day, it cures tooth pain.

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Ajwain Herbal Remedies

Some of the common herbal remedies of ajwain seeds are as follows –

    • During Pregnancy

      – In some regions, ajwain seeds are taken during pregnancy. The seeds are taken with gaud as it is believed that it purifies the blood and reduces lumbago.

    • Venomous insect bite

      – In traditional Vedic medicine, paste of ajwain seeds is mentioned as a remedy for venomous insect bite such as scorpion bite, as it has pain killing properties.

    • Toothache

      – Ajwain fumes are also inhaled to cure toothache, which is caused by decaying tooth.

    • Hiccups

      – To instantly stop hiccups, ajwain seeds are taken with one or two sips water.

Ajwain Benefits

  • Kidney stone

    Ajwain seeds are taken regularly with vinegar or honey for a week. This remedy removes kidney stone with the urinal flow.

  • Stomach tonic

    Ajwain seeds soaked in water for a night and its water is taken next morning. This helps in stomach diseases as it cures digestion and acute dyspepsia.

  • Acidity

    Dry roast one teaspoon of ajwain seeds and cumin seeds. Add to it one cup of water and bring it to boil and strain it. Add some sugar and take one teaspoon as a remedy for indigestion and acidity.

The ajwain seeds are tiny in size. The seeds can cure certain mouth and heart diseases, vomiting, ascites, piles, abdominal tumor and pain. It should be taken in small doses as in some people, it can cause skin irritation.

37 responses to Health Benefits of Ajwain

  1. Indeed ajwain is a miracle seed.

  2. Ajwain is the kind of seed which has lots of benefit, specially in calcium deficiency. Working ladies should must be taken ajwain daily twice or thrice.

  3. Ajwain is really good for cold. But also wanted to know that if taken with Methi and kali jeeri what good does it do? If someone could please respond to this query. I was told that I should mix all the three and after grinding them take a tea spoon every night. Can someone please reply on this issue?

    Thank you

  4. it helps in reducing bloating up of the stomach and speeds up weight loss,also clears the tum tum……

  5. Dear this is very good for stomach and gastric problems. It also cleans the liver toxins. Besides these three ie. methi, kalonji and ajwain you must add one more herb that is chandrasura (hindi name Halu or Halim). This combination of four will make you free from all problem of digestion.

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  10. It is a very useful information. In Ayurveda, Ajwain has great importance – even as a home remedy.

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  11. helo dear Ajwain eating is too good.one can use regularly by chewing and can quit habits like chewing ‘GUTAKA’.

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  13. any side effect of chewing small quantity of ajwain after every meal.

  14. Put ajwin in water boil and mix with bath water and take a bath releaf from cold

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  16. ajwain is very useful in all type of digestive problems

  17. Very miraculous remedy for diarrhea and dysentry.roast ajwain,roll on a napkin and place warm ajwain seed on underwear or diaper for kids and adults.your diarrhea will stop immediately.I have been practicing this for my infant baby,toddler and grand parents as well.works for everybody.

  18. Love your Post and AJWAIN too. I am 50 years and using it for Flatulence with very good results. use of Ajwain after Child Birth for the Mother is in traditional use in North India.

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  20. i needed these ajvain benfit fo my good health

  21. Very useful information…thanks for sharing

  22. its good for stomach and throat deseases. Its good to take in small quantities (1tsp)

  23. please could you reply to my question on ajwain. i am ajwain mad and have been hooked on it for ten years i can get through a whole packek in a week and also have a tablespoon in my tea, i have severe cravings for it and will not be at peace until i get it even at this moment as i am talking about it i want it, please could you help i want to stop and some people have told me that to much is not good.

  24. a sugar patient can use ajwan regulary is there side affects

  25. Do you have any information on effects of Ajwain on a breastfeeding newborn if ajwain is given to the mother after birth of her baby?

  26. very useful message here.in really ajawain is very useful.once in a week i take with hot water it,thnks to publish this useful artical..

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  29. hi,,, my some friends are addicted to ajwain and i am too i eat ajwain after few minutes i addicted and crazy to eat i like it very much..but some people said to me that eating too ajwain is not good.
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  33. i always eat too much Ajwain at night.any side effect?

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  35. Can someone tell me how to use ajwain exactly to treat gas and acidity