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.
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.
Ajwain water for cough and cold
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.
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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So here goes the recipe for Ajwain Water | Ajwain Tea (Carom Seeds) :
Ajwain Water | Ajwain Tea (Carom seeds)
- 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.
- 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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