Ajwain Water | Ajwain Tea (Carom seeds)

Carom seeds (or ajwain) is a common Indian spice. They are the seeds of the Ajwain herb. A simple water or a herbal drink prepared using boiling ajwain seeds in water helps in cough and cold, relieves acidity along with flatulence and is also known to promote weight loss.

Ajwain Herbal Drink

What is Ajwain

Ajwain is very commonly used in many dishes across Indian cuisine and helps in enhancing the flavour. It has many healing and medicinal properties and is best known to cure digestive problems, constipation, cold and cough in kids as well as adults. Many a times it is also eaten raw. It has a pungent and spicy taste but are incredibly nutritious. 

Ajwain water – Benefits

I remember taking this ajwain water daily after my child birth. It helps in cleaning your system as well as reduce menstrual pain. If you are suffering from acidity or indigestion it is best to consume half a teaspoon of this Ajwain seeds. I generally make this now when we are suffering from cough and cold. I simply boil the seeds in water, let it cool and consume about 5 – 10 ml, 2-3 times a day for kids and a bit more for adults. Yes I know it is difficult to give this to kids, and I generally use a syringe and give it as a medicine. I did started this for child only after the age of 2 and in very less quantity of just 5 ml twice a day.

Carom seeds Herbal Drink

It is said that consumption of this water helps in weight loss too. I did come to know about this only while I was searching if such a recipe exist. And most of them claim too. I have yet to try this.

Age old Remedy and Disclaimer

This ajwain water is an age old remedy and followed in my house since ages. But I am no doctor and this are my kitchen experiments or practices followed at my place as home remedies. It is up to you to follow or not. I have mentioned in my disclaimer but mentioning here again, that I am not liable for any side effects of using any recipe, if at all it happens. Neither CookWithRenu, nor the writers, contributors, and other representatives will be liable for loss, injury or damage of any kind whatsoever, howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content on this website.

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I am sharing this today with our FoodieMonday Bloghop group where the #226 theme is Grandma Remedies. Narmada from Nams Corner suggested us to share some age old Grandma Remedies. I wanted to share my kadha, but decided to share this simple Ajwain Water Recipe. Before I continue further, hop on to Narmada’s blog for some yummy and delicious recipes.

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Ajwain Water | Tea (Carom seeds)

Ajwain Water | Ajwain Tea (Carom seeds)

Ajwain water or Ajwain tea is a herbal drink which helps in cough and cold, relieves acidity along with flatulence and is also known to promote weight loss.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Ajwain, Carom Seeds
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • Pot


  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
  • 1 cup Water


  • Add carom seeds in a pot.
  • Add the water and let it boil.
  • Once boiled, let the water simmer for 5 mins.
    Making of Ajwain Tea
  • Cool and drink it in small portions.


  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
  • I do not strain the water, but keep it in a jar, so the seeds settle down and we use only the top water. But one can strain as well.
  • At times I even add 1 clove and 1-2 Tulsi leaves or a pinch of Tulsi powder.
  • Do not make a large batch, make in small quantities.
  • One can even have it lukewarm. 
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15 thoughts on “Ajwain Water | Ajwain Tea (Carom seeds)”

  • Wow, I love this recipe! I use ajwain extensively in Gujarati cooking, and also Omam Water the South Indian way. It is an excellent home remedy for gastric issues. It’s great that you chose to showcase this age-old home remedy.

  • 5 stars
    Crushed ajwain with salt swallowed with a glass of water or ajwain with a bit of hing swallowed with water are my family’s all time quick fix remedies, the former for coughs and latter for bad tummy. I’m definitely going to include this ajwain tea in my daily diet. It will not be healthy but will make drinking hot water more flavourful.

  • You are right. Ajwain water is an age old remedy. My mom also used to give it for gastric or any stomach problem. And we also used a store bought ajwain ark. Loved your simple and easy recipe. Everyone should make a small batch and store this useful ajwain water. Superb share.

  • 5 stars
    My Mumma advised me to sip warm ajwain water atleast 4-5 times a day and after every meal post delivery . It not only helped me keep gastric issues at bay but also helped me shedding off those extra pounds easily.

    • My mom did not allow me to drink plain water after 1st, for 10 days. I cheated in between as I really wanted to 😀 😀 . It really helps

  • 5 stars
    I always give ajwain water to kids when they start to get cold/cough. Such a simple and effective ingredient and used for weight loss is new for me. Then I should try it surely.

  • 5 stars
    Renu I love this spice ajwain a lot and when my kiddo was a new born baby I used to chew it n blow on her face. Her issues of gas used to come down. Used to be very spicy in my mouth but since I did not want to introduce anything to her just then.
    Later of course I did feed her with few drops of ajwain water .

  • We are given Omam water or Ajwain ka paani when we have tummy aches due to indigestion.I loved the way you have explained other benefits of taking this ajwain ka paani. These Home remedies work best as they are tried and tested.

    • Hi Avril, you can drink 1/2 a cup 2-3 times a day. But in the start take it slowly as everybody reacts differently and it might produce some heat too. Start with 1/2 a cup spread over 2-3 times a day then you can drink 1/2 cup twice a day. (Do read my disclaimer, as I am not a doctor)

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